Breast Health

Breast diseases do not always mean breast cancer. Lake Charles Memorial’s Breast Health Program uses digital mammography, breast sonography, and breast MRI’s to determine the type and location of a breast mass.

Most women experience breast changes at some time in their lives. Age, hormone levels, and medicines may cause lumps, bumps, and discharges (fluids that are not breast milk). Minor and serious breast problems have similar symptoms. Although cancer is always our first concern, many breast problems are not cancer. Memorial’s Breast Health Program has treated thousands of women with:

  • Hyperplasia
  • Cysts
  • Fibroadenomas
  • Intraductal papillomas
  • Sclerosing adenosis
  • Radial scars
  • Breast cancer
Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal breast cells. The term “breast cancer” refers to a malignant tumor that has developed from these cells in the breast. With minimally invasive techniques such as stereotactic breast biopsy to assess a breast abnormality, as well as sentinel node biopsy which uses cutting-edge, pinpoint accuracy to remove the first few lymph nodes into which a tumor drains, our specialized team of radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, gynecologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, and technologists provide diagnosis and treatment options based on your particular breast issue. And although breast abnormalities aren’t always cancer related, should more advanced treatment be necessary, our Cancer Center offers the latest therapies, including 4D cancer-fighting technology such as intensity modulated radiation therapy and accelerated partial breast radiotherapy, as well as customized chemotherapy drugs based on the type and phase of cancer.
    • Digital Mammography & Sonography
    • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
    • Accelerated Partial Breast Radiotherapy
    • 3D Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Image-guided Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
    • Sentinel Node Biopsy
    • Breast-conserving Lumpectomy
    • Complex Chemotherapy
    • Patient Navigator & Support Services

    Although breast abnormalities aren’t always cancer-related, should more advanced treatment be necessary, our Cancer Center offers the latest breast cancer therapies in Lake Charles and Southwest Louisiana comparable to more well-known cancer treatment institutions, including intensity modulated radiation therapy and the newest chemotherapy drugs.

    Memorial Main Campus, 1701 Oak Park Blvd., Lake Charles

    (337) 494-4755

    Memorial for Women, 1900 Gauthier Rd., Lake Charles

    (337) 480-7444

    Moss Memorial Health Clinic, 1000 Walters St., Lake Charles

    (337) 480-8100

    Additional Resources:

    Download Our Breast Health Program Brochure

    www.breastcancer.org

    www.breastbiopsy.com

    www.cancer.gov/types/breast

    www.nationalbreastcancer.org

    www.ethelbreastcancerwalk.org