Medical Services at Baptist Women’s Health Center
Comprehensive Breast Program
The Comprehensive Breast Program provides a vehicle for women to seek medical expertise, support and answers to their questions, as well as specialized coordinated care for all of their breast health needs. Our main goal is women’s health and wellness. All of the physicians and specialists involved in the treatment of breast cancer patients at our women’s care center are members of this network, including radiologists, oncologists, surgeons, plastic surgeons, pathologists, genetic counselors, breast nurse navigators as well as nurse practitioners.
Annual Breast Cancer Screenings
Some things can wait. Your annual mammogram can’t.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of your important preventive health care screenings may have been delayed. But now that we know more about this virus and how to protect you, we encourage you to schedule your annual mammogram as soon as possible. It can make all the difference because the earlier a cancer is diagnosed, the easier it is to cure and the more options you have for treatment.
No Time for Fear
Meet Tonya Lyons, DDS, a mother, 11-year breast cancer survivor and advocate for early detection through self-examinations and annual mammogram screenings. Tonya knows how important it is to see your doctor when you find something irregular or suspicious. Watch her video to see her inspiring story of why early detection of breast cancer is key.
The Comprehensive Breast Program includes a staff of dedicated genetic counselors who help identify patients who have a greater chance of developing breast and possible other cancers because of their personal and family history.
A blood or saliva sample can examine an individual’s DNA to determine if he/she has an inherited gene mutation that can increase the risk to develop cancers. Certain inherited gene mutations can sometimes increase a woman’s risk to develop breast cancer up to 85% during her lifetime.
If an individual is found to have an inherited gene mutation, there is discussion about how to screen that person more closely to detect cancer at an early stage and also for possible risk-reducing options to help lower the risk of developing certain cancers.
A risk assessment and genetic testing can help you develop a breast cancer screening and management plan with your doctor. Take this short quiz to learn more about factors that could possibly put you in the high-risk category.
Are you at risk for breast cancer?
There are many factors that can determine how much you are at risk for breast cancer. Take our Genetic Risk Factor Quiz to find out your risk.
Women’s Health Services, Close to Home
At Baptist Women’s Health Center, we are dedicated to meeting your specific needs. We offer comprehensive breast care, including a full range of leading-edge diagnostic services, including:
- Digital screening mammography
- Mobile digital screening mammography
- Automated breast ultrasound screening (ABUS)
- Breast MRI
- Breast biopsy and surgery
- High-risk program
- Genetic assessment
- Benign breast
- Breast risk management program
- Available with extended hours and times for male appointments
Learn more about breast health services at Baptist.
Diagnostic Procedures and Exams
Our doctors are experts in diagnosing breast issues. The following tests can be used to look for and diagnose breast problems:
- Digital diagnostic mammography
- Diagnostic ultrasound
- Ultrasound guided core biopsy
- Stereotactic guided core biopsy
- Cyst aspiration
Depending on the type of operation and treatment plan, breast cancer surgery may include different pre-surgical procedures, such as:
- Sentinel node injection
- Wire localization
- Radioactive seed localization
The Women's Health Center sees both men and women who are suffering with lymphedema, which is the swelling of a body part (usually an extremity) with lymph fluid following procedures or trauma related to lymph nodes. Lymphedema can occur following some breast procedures. We provide the following lymphedema care options:
- Complete decongestive therapy
- Noninvasive, manual lymph drainage
- Compression bandaging/garments
- Skin care
- Self-massage and exercises
Have questions about our lymphedema services? Contact us at 901-226-0858.
Contact the Women’s Health Center
Whether you have questions about breast cancer or general questions about women’s health and wellness, we encourage you to reach out. Contact us at the numbers below, and we will work to get you the answers—and women’s health services—you need.
Women’s Health Center: 901-226-0810
Scheduling: 901-227-PINK (7465)
Grants Application/Process: 901-226-0830
Community Outreach: 901-226-0826
Mobile Mammography: 901-226-0832
Medical Records: 901.226-0834 ext. 2
Patient Financial Services: 901-226-0848
Mammogram Recall Coordinator: 901-226-0829 ext. 1
Lymphedema Program: 901-226-0858
High Risk Program: 901-226-0828
Genetic Program: 901-226-4038 or 901-226-4064