Elite breast cancer treatment center in Inverness, Florida
At Citrus Memorial Hospital, we understand a breast cancer diagnosis can be frightening and the journey to survivorship can seem daunting.
You can trust our specially qualified team to be with you every step of the way. We answer all your questions and provide information to make important decisions. We will support you through screening and diagnosis through treatment and then recovery. Our top-notch team of compassionate physicians, oncologists and specialists are with you every step of the way.
For more information about our breast cancer program, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at any time at (352) 637-3337.
Nationally accredited Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
We are proud to be named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. We earned the distinction by receiving accreditation for all our breast imaging procedures, including digital and 3D mammography.
Breast cancer screening and diagnosis
Breast cancer screening is often the first step in early detection and early treatment of breast cancer, which leads to improved outcomes.
As a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, we provide a full spectrum of breast imaging services, including:
- Digital mammography and 3D mammography
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Breast density assessment
- Breast tissue biopsy techniques
If the results of your imaging tests signal breast cancer, a breast biopsy will be performed to determine the type you have. Next, your physician will provide you with a swift and accurate diagnosis. This will be followed by a personalized plan for treatment to quickly get you on the path to recovery.
A mammogram is a diagnostic imaging method. It uses low-dose X-rays to take images of the breast tissue to show any abnormalities or disease. Mammograms are often the first line of defense in detecting breast cancer early.
The American Cancer Society recommends women 45 to 54 years old get one mammogram screening per year. For women 55 years old and older, the recommendation is one mammogram every other year. Based on individual risk factors, your doctor may advise you get screened at different frequencies or ages.
Breast cancer treatment
Our expert breast oncology team is trained in providing an array of specialized breast cancer treatments, which include: chemotherapy, radiation therapy, cancer surgery (including lumpectomy and mastectomy procedures) and breast reconstruction. All our treatments are performed and monitored close to home, here in Citrus County.
Your breast cancer treatment will be individualized and based on the type and stage of cancer you have.
Breast cancer surgery
The goals of breast cancer surgery are simple—remove the cancer, identify the stage of cancer and determine further therapy or treatment needed.
Mastectomy vs. lumpectomy
Breast cancer can be surgically removed with a mastectomy or lumpectomy procedure. A lumpectomy is the less invasive option of the two procedures. A mastectomy is complete removal of all breast tissue, and a lumpectomy is removal of part of the breast tissue.