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Our patients benefit from a network of breast care services throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
More about Piper Breast Center®
To make an appointment or for more information, call 612-863-3150.
Piper Breast Center® at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute -
The Piper Building is located at the intersection of 26th Street and 10 Avenue.Get directions
Breast Care Basics
Mammograms in your 40s?
Piper Breast Center®
A program of:
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.
Your breast care team
At Piper Breast Center®, your care team includes doctors and health care professionals who specialize in diagnosing and caring for women with breast cancer.
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.
Screening and diagnostic tests
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.
We offer low-cost and free mammography.
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.
Fibrocystic breast changes
Fibrocystic breast disease refers to benign (noncancerous) changes in the tissues of the breast. The term "disease" in this case is misleading, and many health care providers prefer the term "change."
Also known as a breast infection which is an infection in the tissue of the breast.
A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breasts. It is used to find tumors and to help tell the difference between noncancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) disease.
Breast ultrasound is the use of ultrasonic sound waves (sounds that cannot be heard by humans) to produce an image of breast tissue.
A breast biopsy is the removal of breast tissue to examine it for signs of breast cancer or other disorders.
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive way to take pictures of the body.
Bone mineral density analysis
A bone mineral density (BMD) test can help your health care provider confirm a diagnosis of osteoporosis.
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.
Breast health clinic
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.
To make an appointment, please call 612-863-3150.
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 designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). For more about this designation, go to acr.org.
Piper Breast Center® is the first in Minnesota to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.