Focused on patient education,
prevention, early detection and treatment, the Breast Center at
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen is coordinated by
experienced nurses and physicians on the medical staff, including
radiologists and breast surgeons on campus.
Patient education includes:
Breast health navigation
Breast self-exam education and
Women's health seminars
Free community programs
In the Breast Center's warm and
supportive atmosphere, women can find comprehensive breast care
services as well as support and care guidance from a breast
health navigator, an advanced nurse practitioner. The Breast
Center's medical director is a breast surgeon on the medical
staff at Texas Health Allen.
From full-field digital
mammography to minimally invasive treatment, advanced imaging
services can detect small cancers earlier than when using
conventional film technology.
Advanced imaging and other
Breast cancer risk assessment
3D breast MRI and MRI-guided
Breast ultrasound to detect and
classify breast abnormalities in some women
digital mammography for early detection
ultrasound-guided breast biopsy to determine whether a breast
lump is cancerous
Every woman wants to age with
grace while maintaining health. With that focus in mind, the
Breast Center also offers services related to the prevention and
treatment of osteoporosis, including:
Patient education to help
Bone densitometry to measure
bone mineral density (BMD) and help detect osteoporosis
retail boutique at Texas Health Allen carries a selection of
distinctive gifts and a wide range of functional products,
including skin care items, nutrition supplements, wigs and
prostheses (with a certified fitter). A portion of the proceeds
from the boutique go to funding diagnostic care for uninsured
women in Collin County.
Texas Health Allen provides
education and access to a range of treatment alternatives and
surgical options. For women planning breast surgery, fellowship
trained breast surgeons are on the medical staff.
When possible, surgeons on the
medical staff will strive to preserve as much of the breast
tissue as possible through lumpectomy (removal of the tumor with
a rim of normal tissue). In certain instances, mastectomy
(removal of the breast) is required.
Breast cancer patients who have
mastectomy have options including breast reconstruction and
cosmetic surgery for breast restoration. Breast reconstruction
surgery may be immediate (performed at the time of the
mastectomy) or delayed (performed four months or more after
mastectomy) as a separate operation.
Because breast reconstruction is
often an important part of a woman's total recovery,
reconstructive surgeons on the medical staff offer advanced
treatment and attentive, personal care.
For more information about breast
care services, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).