High-Risk Breast
Surveillance Clinic



Methodist Richardson

Medical Center



Methodist Richardson

 Cancer Center


Methodist Richardson Breast Surgeons offers high quality care for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer and benign breast-related problems.


In-Office Services

• High risk assessment and counseling

• Genetic counseling and genetic testing

• Breast and axillary (underarm) ultrasound

• Ultrasound-guided biopsy of breast masses

• Fine needle aspiration of concerning masses or lymph nodes

• Cyst aspiration/drainage

• Abscess drainage

• Placement of partial breast radiation/brachytherapy catheters (such as SAVI®)


High-Risk Breast Surveillance Clinic

• Breast health education

• Clinical breast exam

• Additional imaging studies

• Breast MRI scans 

• Genetic counseling and testing

• Preventive therapies

• Clinical trials 

• Nutrition counseling 

• Smoking cessation services 

• Prophylactic surgery or surgical intervention

• Chemoprevention 


Surgical Procedures

• Excisional biopsy

• Nipple exploration and duct excision

• Breast conserving surgery – lumpectomy/partial mastectomy/quadrantectomy

• Mastectomy – simple, skin-sparing, areola and/or nipple-sparing (immediate or delayed breast reconstruction, done in conjunction with a plastic surgeon)

• Sentinel lymph node biopsy

• Axillary lymph node dissection

• Placement of long-term central venous access catheters for chemotherapy (Power Port)

• Placement of partial breast radiation/brachytherapy catheters (such as SAVI®)


To ensure you have a full continuum of care from diagnosis through treatment and recovery, we coordinate with the Women's Imaging at Methodist Richardson Medical Center and Methodist Richardson Cancer Center.


Women's Imaging

• Board-certified radiologists dedicated full-time to breast imaging

• Digital mammography

• Breast MRI

• Ductograms/galactograms

• Diagnostic ultrasound

• Patient navigator who is a certified breast care nurse
• Placement of preoperative localization devices such as SCOUT® marker


Methodist Richardson Cancer Center

• Medical, surgical, and radiation oncology

• Multidisciplinary Tumor Board and Breast Cancer Conferences

• Certified genetic counselor

• Licensed nutritionist

• PET/CT scan

• Integrative therapies

• Complementary therapy

• Prevention and cancer screening programs

• Support groups and patient resource center

• Patient navigator who is a certified breast care nurse


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