At Piper Breast Center®, your care team includes doctors and health care professionals who specialize in diagnosing and caring for women with breast cancer.
Breast radiologists and surgeons
David Monyak, MD*Patsa Sullivan, MD*Laura Willson, MD**Shared medical directorship of the Radiation Oncology Center
*Shared medical directorship of the Radiation Oncology Center
The Piper Breast Center® care team also includes certified mammography technologists, registered nurses, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, genetic counselors, cancer rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists, plastic/reconstructive surgeons, healing coaches.
Understanding the signs, symptoms and risk factors for breast cancer is important to overall breast health awareness.
Routine mammography, clinical breast examination and breast self-examination are the basic screening tools for early detection of breast cancer.
Piper Breast Center®'s advanced screening and diagnostic services can also detect and evaluate breast conditions such as a new lump, cysts, microcalcifications, fibrocystic breast changes, mastitis, concerns about breast implants and cancer.
high-quality, low-dose digital mammography ultrasound (sonography) ultrasound-guided cyst aspirationductographyimage-guided breast biopsies using ultrasound or stereotactic techniques MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and MRI-guided biopsies of the breast wire localizationsbone mineral density analysis second opinions.
If you have a diagnosis of breast cancer or another problem that
requires treatment, an individualized plan will be developed between you
and your physician. After a detailed evaluation of your medical concern
and a discussion of your personal issues and preferences, the team at
Piper Breast Center® will recommend treatment options.
Patients seeking treatment at the Piper Breast Center® also have access to cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema services, genetic counseling, clinical research studies and complementary therapies.
Women and men alike may be seen for consultations with physician specialists at the Piper Breast Center®'s Breast Health Clinic. They will work closely with you to address all of your breast health concerns.
breast lumps or other changes in breast tissueabnormal mammogramskin changesnipple dischargebreast cancer consultationssurgicalmedical oncologybreast painbreast tendernesshigh-risk assessmentsreconstructive breast surgery second opinions.
As part of the services offered at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute®, the Piper Breast Center® staff can connect you with these materials and services:
Piper Breast Center® is the first in Minnesota to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
Piper Breast Center® is designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). For more about this designation, go to acr.org.
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Mammograms in your 40s? Our experts say yes. And so does Josephine. Although the value of screening mammograms for women in their 40s has been debated, there is no doubt that mammograms save lives. Just ask Josephine Chung.
The Piper Breast Center® offers women and their families the expertise, information and support they need to make informed choices about breast care -- all in a comfortable and private setting.
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Three-dimensional (3-D) mammography (also known as breast tomosynthesis) creates 3-D images of your breast using low-dose digital X-rays.
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