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Breast Care

The Breast Center at UT Health Tyler offers you compassionate, comprehensive care, from routine mammograms to cancer treatment. Our expert physicians and staff focus on prevention, routine screening, diagnosis, treatment, clinical research, and long-term survival plans.

By using the latest technology in breast screening (like Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) and tomosynthesis (3-D mammography) and treatment, our patients are in good hands. Our goal is to effectively treat patients based on their type of breast cancer. We do this by using the most advanced technology to detect the smallest of tumors and starting treatment as soon as possible. To make an appointment, please call 903-596-DOCS.

 

Designed for Patients

To provide the best care possible, patients are surrounded by a caring and committed team of highly skilled physicians and surgeons, compassionate nurses and technologists, and an attentive support staff…all in the same building, so getting the care you need is quick and easy.

Each woman receives a personalized approach to breast health. For example, our team has advanced expertise in caring for women who have dense breast tissue or have an increased risk for breast cancer due to family history or genetics.

 

Prevention and Early Detection

  • Mammography screening

    Mammograms are the best method for detecting breast cancer as early as possible. We support the guidelines of the American Cancer Society, which includes yearly mammograms for a woman with an average risk starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as she is in good health. Of course, women who are at an increased risk of developing breast cancer due to family history or genetics should consult with their healthcare provider to determine when mammograms should start and how often they should be screened. 

    During a mammography screening at UT Health, our team works to provide patients with a private, comfortable, and stress-free experience. Patients generally receive mammography results quickly. That’s because our team of experts includes a radiologist who reads the images right here at the Breast Center. To schedule your mammogram, call 1-800-648-8141 and 903-596-DOCS.

  • Breast self-awareness and clinical breast examination

    To aid in the early detection of breast cancer, it’s important to be familiar with how your breasts look, feel, and change. It’s recommended that every woman do a monthly self-exam. An annual clinical breast exam is also recommended since some breast cancers are not detected by mammography.

  • Weight and exercise

    Healthy habits can go a long way in preventing disease. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, as much as 38 percent of breast cancers could be prevented by eating a nutritious diet, being physically active, and keeping weight under control.

  • Family history and genetics

    Having an immediate family member who has had breast cancer increases your risk of developing this disease. For women with a family history of breast cancer, genetic testing may be appropriate, which can help identify an early treatment plan.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Complete breast health starts with a mammogram. As part of our advanced breast cancer diagnostic services, a highly skilled surgeon or radiologist may perform a breast biopsy to determine whether breast cancer is present.
Our comprehensive breast cancer treatments include:

  • Surgery

    Often one of the first steps of a breast cancer treatment plan, this may involve removing a tumor or accurately determining the extent of the cancer.

  • Chemotherapy

    This treatment method uses a drug or drug combination to kill cancer cells. There are many drugs used to treat breast cancer, and many more are being developed and investigated.

  • Biological therapy

    This type of treatment works with a patient’s immune system to fight cancer. It can enhance other treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

  • Radiation therapy

    High-intensity beams of radiation help destroy cancer cells in the breast. Our Varian TrueBeam™ and TrueBeam™ STx are the most current and powerful technology available in the fight against breast cancer.

  • Additional treatments

    Patients can benefit from nutritional counseling and physical therapy. These supplemental therapies have been shown to improve breast cancer outcomes.

Mobile Mammography Unit – April schedule
Dates and locations are subject to change. To verify, contact scheduling at 1-866-333-3862 and press 3. 

 

Day of Week

Day of Month

Time

Location

Wed

1

 

CLOSED

Thurs

2

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UT Health Pittsburg

Fri

3

 

CLOSED

 

 

 

 

Mon

6

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

UT Health Carthage

Tues

7

 

CLOSED

Wed

8

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

UT Health Pittsburg

Thurs

9

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

UT Health East Texas Physicians Flint/Lake Palestine

Fri

10

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UT Health Quitman

 

 

 

 

Mon

13

 

CLOSED

Tues

14

 

CLOSED

Wed

15

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

UT Health Quitman

Thurs

16

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Brookshire's in Chandler

Fri

17

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

UT Health Carthage

 

 

 

 

Mon

20

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Bloomberg ISD

Mon

20

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Queen City ISD

Tues

21

9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Pittsburg ISD Cafetorium

Wed

22

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Sabine ISD

Thurs

23

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Brookshire's in Canton

Fri

24

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

UT Health Carthage

Sat

25

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Tatum Pecan Festival

 

 

 

 

Mon

27

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Brookeshire's in Mineola

Tues

28

 

CLOSED

Wed

29

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

City of Tyler/Harvey Hall

Thurs

30

8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Grapeland ISD

Thurs

30

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Slocum ISD

Mobile Mammography Unit – May schedule
Dates and locations are subject to change. To verify, contact scheduling at 1-866-333-3862 and press 3. 

 

Day of Week

Day of Month

Time

Location

Fri

1

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Brookshire's in Chandler

 

 

 

 

Mon

4

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Healthfirst

Tues

5

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

UT Health Carthage

Wed

6

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UT Health Pittsburg

Thurs

7

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

UT Health Quitman

Fri

8

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

UT Health East Texas Physicians in Lindale

 

 

 

 

Mon

11

 

CLOSED

Tues

12

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

UT Health Quitman

Wed

13

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Brookshire's in Mineola

Thurs

14

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

UT Health Pittsburg

Fri

15

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Brookshire's in Canton

 

 

 

 

Mon

18

 

CLOSED

Tues

19

9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Como Pickton ISD

Tues

19

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Yantis ISD

Wed

20

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Linden ISD

Thurs

21

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

UT Health Pittsburg

Fri

22

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

UT Health Quitman

 

 

 

 

Mon

25

 

CLOSED

Tues

26

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

UT Health Pittsburg

Wed

27

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

UT Health East Texas Physicians Lake Palestine

Thurs

28

9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

UT Health Carthage

Fri

29

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Martin's Mill ISD - Elementary Parking Lot