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Conditions We Treat

Breast Center

Compassionate Care for a Variety
of Breast Conditions

Being part of a strong health network means that our board-certified breast health specialists can offer innovative and personal care aimed at diagnosing and treating the broadest range of breast conditions.

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Breast Cancers We Treat

Our renowned Breast Center specializes in treating the following types of breast cancer:

Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)

Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is the most common form of breast cancer, and accounts for 80 percent of breast cancer diagnoses. This form of cancer begins growing in the milk duct before invading the fatty tissue of the breast. Common symptoms include a new lump in the breast, swelling in one breast, nipple pain, and nipple discharge.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Aggressive and fast-growing, inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) often looks like an infection of the breast or a rash on your breast. A diagnosis of IBC is classified as stage III breast cancer. If you are experiencing a rash or suspect an infection, call (585) 922-9729 to schedule a screening today.

Ductal Carcinoma & Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)

Considered the earliest form of breast cancer, Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is non-invasive, which means it has not spread to the milk duct and is low risk for becoming invasive. DCIS is typically discovered during a mammogram and often doesn’t have any signs or symptoms. When it does, it can cause a breast lump or bloody nipple discharge.

Male Breast Cancer

Most men diagnosed with breast cancer are 55+. Men can develop invasive ductal carcinoma, ductal carcinoma in situ, inflammatory breast cancer, and Paget’s disease. Commonly, men find breast cancer when they’re in the shower as it presents as a firm lump in the breast, typically found beneath the nipple and areola.

Lobular Carcinoma, including:

  • Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS) - Lobular carcinoma in situ is an abnormal growth in the cells that line the milk gland - specifically the part that makes milk after childbirth. LCIS means that you may be at a higher risk for breast cancer, but is not breast cancer. If you are found to have LCIS, enhanced surveillance and a breast exam every six months is encouraged.
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma (ILC) - ILC is breast cancer that begins in the milk-producing glands of the breast, called lobules. It is invasive, meaning it is not contained by the lobule and may spread to the lymph nodes and other areas of your body. ILC is often asymptomatic in its earliest stages, only showing symptoms as it grows. 

  These symptoms may include:

  • thickening in part of the breast
  • new area of fullness in the breast
  • recently inverted nipple
  • change in the skin texture of the breast


Paget's Disease of the Breast

Paget’s disease of the breast is a rare condition that accounts for only one percent of breast cancers. As a malignant (cancerous) rash of the skin or nipple, symptoms of Paget’s typically include redness and irritation, bleeding from the skin of the nipple/areola, crusting and scaling, oozing, and burning and itching of the nipple or areola.

Phyllodes Tumors of the Breast

Phyllodes tumors can be benign or malignant (cancerous), and are an extremely rare form of breast cancer—so rare that a confirmation by a second pathologist is usually required. Phyllodes tumors present as a lump in the breast and are very fast-growing, making it important to have them evaluated as soon as possible.

Recurrent and Metastatic Breast Cancer

Metastatic breast cancer is classified as stage IV breast cancer, and is cancer that has spread to other organs in the body. There is no cure for metastatic breast cancer, but clinical trials and treatment options that prolong life exist.

Recurrent breast cancer is rare, but typically happens within the first two years of initial diagnosis. Extra screenings are encouraged in the two years following your initial diagnosis and may help find recurrent breast cancer early.


Other Breast Conditions We Treat

There are many non-cancerous and common changes which may occur in a woman’s breasts throughout her lifetime. These changes are referred to as benign (non-cancerous) breast diseases. Some of the more common benign breast conditions we treat include:

  • Abscesses (Mastitis)
  • Breast infections and inflammations
  • Breast lumps (cysts and fibroadenomas)
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Mastalgia (breast pain)
  • Nipple problems and discharge (abnormal)

Contact Us

If you have questions, concerns, or would like more information on the breast services offered at the Breast Center, please contact us at 585.922.4715.