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Technology used to diagnose breast cancer is becoming increasingly advanced and able to detect cancers at earlier stages than ever before.
Both screening and diagnostic mammograms, and other breast health procedures are available at Baylor Breast Imaging Center locations.
Physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas offer care management from initial diagnosis or second opinion and consultation through follow-up care. Physician referral information is available through the Patient Navigation Program at 214.820.3535 or by calling 1.800.4BAYLOR (422.9567) or search our online physician directory.
Baylor is currently involved in more than 20 studies to determine better ways to diagnose and treat breast cancer. Search for Current Research Trials
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There are several advanced treatments for breast cancer including:
For a woman facing breast cancer surgery, breast reconstruction may be an important part of her care plan. If so, a physician who specializes in breast reconstructive surgery will work closely with the oncology team from the beginning of care. There are many advances and options in breast reconstructive surgery. Your physician or a clinical coordinator in the Baylor Sammons Breast Center can answer questions and make a referral.
Accumulation of lymphatic fluid can occur after lymph nodes or vessels are surgically removed or damaged. Those at risk are women who have had a simple mastectomy, lumpectomy or modified radical mastectomy in combination with axillary node dissection and often radiation therapy. Lymphedema can occur immediately after surgery, within a few months or even years after cancer therapy. The W.H. and Peggy Smith Baylor Sammons Breast Center at Dallas Lymphedema Program offers education, treatment and support for women who face this side effect of breast cancer therapy. Treatment includes a lymphedema aquatic program designed to provide those with lymphedema or those at risk with a water exercise class that works to prevent and treat the problem and allow a more active role in the management of lymphedema. The Baylor Rehabilitation Institute (BRI) also offers an upper- and lower-extremity lymphedema treatment called complete decongestive physiotherapy (CDP). This is a five-step process that includes hygiene and topical skin products, manual lymph drainage, bandaging and compression, exercises, dietary guidelines and patient education. If you do develop lymphedema, products that may help are available at Ernie's Appearance Center.
For appointments, referrals or information about the Lymphedema Program, call the W.H. and Peggy Smith Baylor Sammons Breast Cancer Center at 214.820.9600.
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