Early Detections Saves Lives
Early detection is the best defense against breast cancer and an annual mammogram is one of the most effective breast cancer screening methods available today. The American Cancer Society recommends that women age 40 and older have a screening mammogram and clinical breast exam annually.
Sarasota Memorial Breast Health Center
At Sarasota Memorial's Breast Health Center, our goal is to help women live long and healthy lives. Our multidisciplinary team of breast health experts include breast cancer and reconstruction surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, radiation and medical oncologists and other specialists who work together to ensure you receive the most advanced care available to diagnose and treat cancer at its earliest and most curable stages.
Full Spectrum of Diagnostic Services
Offering the latest diagnostic imaging technology and staffed by specialized breast radiologists, nurses and technologists, Sarasota Memorial's breast health team provides a full spectrum of screenings and advanced testing to detect breast abnormalities, including digital screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, cyst aspiration, breast MRI and surgical and nonsurgical biopsies.
All Digital Mammography
We offer convenient, often same-day appointments at six conveniently located mammography centers in the Manatee-Sarasota county region:
- In central Sarasota at our Breast Health Center – Waldemere Medical Plaza
- East Manatee County at our Heritage Harbour Care Center
- Near I-75 and University Parkway at our University Parkway Care Center
- Near I-75 and Clark Road at our Institute for Advanced Medicine
- In Osprey (U.S. 41) at our Blackburn Point Care Center
- In North Port off Toledo Blade Blvd. at our North Port ER & Care Center
To schedule an appointment at any of our fully digital mammography centers, please get a referral from your primary care physician and call (941) 917-7322.
Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Cancer Care
Our nationally recognized Institute for Cancer Care and cancer care specialists treat more than 1,500 cancer patients a year with exceptional results. The Institute has been accredited with commendation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) – the highest level of accreditation awarded in the nation.
Breast Health Navigator
From the time you make your first appointment through any questions, treatment or follow-up care that you may need, our Breast Health Navigator is available to guide you every step of the way. Whether you have questions about your screening, what your test results mean or what the next step in your care should be, our specially trained coordinator will assist and guide you through the treatment process. To learn more, call Sarasota Memorial’s Breast Health Navigator program at (941) 917-3377.
Since all women are at risk of developing breast cancer, understanding those risks are important and may help you choose ways to reduce your risk or screening options that would be best for you. Sarasota Memorial's Genetic Education Program provides genetic counseling and testing to help assess your family and individual risk.