University Breast Health Center Professional Office Building 2 818 St. Sebastian Way, Suite 205 706/774-4141 University Breast Health Imaging 706/722-3574
If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, University’s Breast Health Center will provide supportive care for you on your journey from diagnosis through treatment and follow up survivorship. The Breast Health Center is the only accredited breast center in the region recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
The center offers customized:
Patient and family education
Genetic screening and testing
Support group for patient and spouse
Referrals for financial assistance for healthcare needs
Survivorship post treatment
If you discover a lump, call your physician as soon as possible. If you do not have a physician, call the Breast Health Center for assistance.
The Breast Health Center’s Imaging Department and Mobile Mammography Unit are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for screening and testing for breast cancer.
Care & Treatment
Cancer treatment plans are individualized based on type, size and whether it has spread to other parts of the body. Questions about treatment options can be answered by the breast health navigator and your physicians. The knowledge they impart will allow you to partner with the caregivers and make informed decisions.
The Breast Health Center’s educational initiative is deeply rooted in our commitment to serve our community. Our breast health navigators offer one-on-one patient and family education, support and survivorship planning, as well as genetic counseling for hereditary breast cancer.
The Nurse Navigators are available to help you:
Understand your diagnosis
Educate on surgeries, treatments, tests
Voice any questions or concerns with your doctors and other health care team members
Embark on survivorship to help you live with and through a cancer diagnosis
Address psychosocial needs
Inherited genes-risk factors
The support services at University are a vital part of the healing process. Support Services of the Breast Health Center include:
Magnolias Boutique, open M-F from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., offers a full array of image enhancing services and products for women, including:
Breast prostheses and bra fittings by certified fitters in a private, professional atmosphere
Wig and hair replacement fittings
Comprehensive line of post-mastectomy bras, prostheses, swimsuits, camisoles and other products
Fashionable hats, turbans and scarves
Skin care products, gifts and jewelry
Full figured bras/ fittings for everyone (up to size JJ)
Medicare and third-party billing
University Breast Health Center Accreditation
National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
University Hospital's Breast Health Center has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. University has the only nationally accredited breast health center in the region and is only the second one in the state to be honored with this recognition.
Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. During the survey process, the center must demonstrate compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women who are diagnosed with the full spectrum of breast disease.
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
University's Breast Imaging Center has been designated a Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).
Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.