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Breast Care

Don’t wait until it’s too late to worry about your breast health. At University Medical Center New Orleans, we offer expert care right here in your neighborhood, so you can receive timely screening and convenient care.

You can trust our dedicated healthcare team, who are focused on providing the best possible care for all types of breast conditions, including:

  • Advanced and metastatic breast cancer, including triple-negative DCIS, HER2 positive and hormone receptor positive inflammatory breast cancers
  • Benign breast conditions, such as fibroadenomas, cysts and nipple discharge
  • High risk breast conditions, such as LCIS and atypia
  • Male breast cancer
  • Rare breast tumors

Services for breast cancer patients

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, we will be with you every step of the way, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. We offer:

  • Access to national clinical trials
  • Care based on the latest treatment guidelines
  • Consultation with a fellowship-trained breast surgeon within seven days of the initial diagnosis
  • Coordinated care and visits
  • Genetic evaluation when indicated
  • Personalized treatment planning
  • Second opinion evaluation
  • Surgical and surveillance options for genetic carriers

Breast cancer support group

Come receive emotional support in a safe space from those who understand. Our breast cancer support group is open to University Medical Center Cancer Center patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Hidden Scar™ surgery

At University Medical Center New Orleans, patients have access to advanced surgical procedures that allow our surgeons to treat breast cancer as effectively as possible and result in the lowest amount of residual scarring.

With the Hidden Scar technique, patients whose tumors fall within a specific size or region of the breast can now have incisions made in less conspicuous, noticeable areas.

If a tumor is not located on the nipple and has not spread throughout other areas of the breast, incisions can be made at the natural crease under the breast, in the armpit or along the areole border.

To find out if you are a candidate, call the Cancer Center at 504.702.3311 to schedule a consultation.

DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System

A common side effect of chemotherapy is hair loss. This happens as chemotherapy treatment drugs circulate throughout the body, including the scalp, where cell damage results in hair falling out temporarily or permanently. Thanks to the DigniCap Scalp Cooling System, cancer patients can increase their chances of keeping their hair throughout treatment.

Patients wear a silicone cap on their scalp that circulates a coolant. This coolant carries heat away from the scalp to reduce its temperature, slowing circulation and preventing the chemotherapy drugs from having such a strong effect on the scalp.

To learn more about the DigniCap Scalp Cooling System, call the Cancer Center at 504.702.3311 or download this booklet.

Caring for the community

Through strong partnerships with the Louisiana Breast & Cervical Health Program and LSU Health New Orleans, we are proud to offer vital detection and screening services to our underserved population, including those that are uninsured, under-insured or of lower income, usually at no cost. These services include:

  • Clinical breast exam and consultation by a physician and/or specialty-trained physician assistant
  • Diagnostic tests when necessary, such as diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound and breast biopsies of suspicious areas of the breast
  • Pelvic examination and Pap tests by a gynecologist
  • Screening and diagnostic mammogram
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