Comprehensive Breast Care is a surgical practice with 100% dedication to the care of the patient with breast disease. Whether benign or malignant, coordinated and efficient care plans are critical. Our mission is to navigate patients via evidence based 'care plans' to achieve a diagnosis and treatment plan.
The American College of Radiology's standard system, the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS), categorizes mammogram results with a number (0-6). A standard way of reporting mammogram results allows physicians to 'relate' the level of concern using the same terms, which can help ensure better follow up of suspicious findings.
More imaging required; does NOT necessarily mean there is something 'bad', just a finding that needs more images to better define.Learn More
No findings of concern.Learn More
A finding that is known to be normal/benign, such as a cyst, or a finding that has been previously evaluated and remains stable over time.Learn More
A 'likely' benign finding. These findings usually have had additional imaging at the time of their presentation, but may need a follow up typically in 6 months to confirm stability. Likelihood of cancer 3%.Learn More
An abnormal/inderminate finding, requiring biopsy. In some institutions, these are divided into subclasses: 4a, 4b, 4c, depending on the degree of suspicion. These findings are best biopsied, rather than followed. Likelihood of cancer about 20-25%.Learn More
Very suspicious finding, requiring biopsy. These are cancer > 90% of the time (but not always).Learn More
These are findings that have already been proven cancerous by a biopsy. Typically, BIRADS 6 studies are found during the evaluation of patients diagnosed with breast cancer.Learn More
Mammography is the most successful screening imaging modality in breast health. Since the inception of routine, screening mammography, breast cancer mortality has significantly decreased.
Multidisciplinary care is a collaborative approach to treatment planning and coordination of patient care. It is well documented and accepted that multidisciplinary care represents ‘best practice’ in terms of treatment planning and care for cancer patients and has been shown to improve outcomes.