Matsunami General Hospital, Department of Breast Surgery’s Treatment Program is to provide excellent, comprehensive and multidisciplinary breast care in a compassionate community setting. Patients have access to state-of-the-art clinical, diagnostic services centralized in one location.
This non-invasive, non-radiation procedure is performed by the sonographer using ultrasound guidance – an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce precise images of structures within your breasts to detect disease and locate possible abnormalities.
Our comprehensive Breast Biopsy services offers multiple systems and technology that allow early detection and precise treatment plans for breast cancer patients.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) , is an advanced , state-of-the-art method which produces very clear pictures, or images, of the human body utilizing a large magnet and radio waves.
There is no radiation produced during the exam – unlike X-ray and CT scans.
With early-stage breast cancer, you may be able to choose which type of breast surgery to have.
Often, your choice is between a breast-conserving procedure ( which removes the cancer leaving most of the breast ) or a mastectomy ( surgery that removes the whole breast ). Research shows that women with early-stage breast cancer who have breast-conserving surgery along with radiation therapy live as long as those who have a mastectomy.
A skin-sparing or nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction is also available for women who have a mastectomy.