UAB Medicine

Breast Cancer Overview

From a Mammogram to Breast Cancer - Doris' Story
From a Mammogram to Breast Cancer - Doris' Story

The UAB Breast Health Center is a leader in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and research. With a multi-team approach to caring for patients battling breast cancer, the UAB Breast Health Center provides state-of-the-art treatment options and follow-up care.

Our Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic provides access to a team of dedicated specialists, including a medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, surgical oncologist and radiologist, all working to give you the best treatment possible. You will also have access to physical therapy, plastic surgery and pathology. We provide patient support services aimed at not only treating, but educating and comforting you through your care.

The Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic lets patients and their families meet with our team of specialists all at once, rather than spreading the meetings out over several weeks. This eliminates some of the stress involved in cancer treatment for new patients. In addition, we offer support services, including turnaround mammography and pathology appraisals, as well as counselors and nutritionists.

The Lynne Cohen and Norma Livingston Preventive Care Program for Women's Cancer at UAB “Breast Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment Clinic” is dedicated to breast cancer prevention through genetic assessment, counseling, preventative interventions and clinical trials. A team of experts will give you recommendations on how to reduce your risk for breast cancer. This clinic is the only one of its kind in the Southeast.

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