Helping Women Live Long, Healthy Lives
When it comes to preventing breast cancer, the best defense is early detection. We
ensure patients receive the most advanced care available to diagnose and treat cancer at its earliest and most curable stages.
7 Outpatient Imaging Centers:
Breast Health Center
Waldemere Medical Plaza
1921 Waldemere St.
Sarasota, FL 34239
Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Heritage Harbour
1040 River Heritage Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34212
Sarasota Memorial Health Care
Center at University Parkway
5350 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34243
Sarasota Memorial Institute
for Advanced Medicine
5880 Rand Blvd.
(off Clark Rd. near I-75)
Sarasota, FL 34238
Sarasota Memorial Health
Care Center at Blackburn Point
929 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34229
Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Venice
997 N. US 41 Bypass
Venice, FL 34285
Sarasota Memorial ER & Health Care Center North Port Medical Plaza
2345 Bobcat Village Center Rd.
North Port, FL 34288
Our multidisciplinary team of breast cancer and reconstruction surgeons, pathologists,
radiologists, radiation and medical oncologists, and other specialists meet regularly to
review cases, recommend treatments and ensure patients receive the best care. Our Breast
Health Navigators are oncology- and breast care-certified nurses who
coordinate the educational and supportive needs of breast cancer patients, from the time
of an abnormal mammogram through testing and treatment options. Our full spectrum of
screenings and testing includes:
- Breast biopsy (stereotactic, ultrasound and MRI-guided biopsies)
- Clinical breast exams and self-exam instruction
- Cyst aspiration
- Digital 3D mammography, Breast Ultrasound and MRI
- Ductography or Galactography
- Genetic counseling and testing
Male Breast Cancer
Although less common, men can get breast cancer too. Contact your doctor if you notice
any persistent changes to your breasts. Some common signs to watch for include:
- a lump felt in the breast
- nipple pain or discharge
- an inverted nipple or sores on the nipple and areola (the small ring of color around the
center of the nipple)
- enlarged lymph nodes under the arm
Women or men with a personal or family history of cancer may benefit from meeting with
our certified genetic counselor to assess their risk for hereditary cancer. Assessment
may include genetic testing for BRCA 1/2 and other genes associated with hereditary
breast cancer. For information, call 941-917-2005.
Scheduling & Information
To schedule a mammogram or other breast-imaging test, call 941-917-7322. If you are
facing a possible breast cancer diagnosis, or have been recently diagnosed with a new
or recurring cancer, call our Breast Health Navigators at 941-917-3377.
The American College of Radiology designated Sarasota Memorial a Gold Standard
Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.