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Sarasota Memorial Breast Health Services


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:

Sarasota Memorial
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 Health Care
Center at Clark Road

5880 Rand Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34238

Sarasota Memorial Health
Care Center at Blackburn Point

929 S. Tamiami Trail Osprey,
Sarasota, FL 34229

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Venice
997 N. US 41 Bypass
Venice, FL 34285

Sarasota MemorialHealth Care Center & ER at North Port
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 (Breast Health Center, University Parkway, Clark Road, Blackburn Point, and Venice locations)
  • Ductography or Galactography
  • Genetic counseling and testing
  • Lymphoscintigraphy

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 

Genetic Counseling

Women or men with a personal or family history of cancer may benefit from meeting with our board-certified genetic counselor to assess their risk for hereditary cancer. Assessment  may include genetic testing for BRCA 1/ BRCA 2 and other genes associated with hereditary  breast cancer. For information, click here or 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.  

Honors & Accreditation

American College of Radiology

  • The American College of Radiology designated Sarasota Memorial a Gold Standard  Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. 
  • Sarasota Memorial's Breast Health Center is a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence, as designated by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) program, placing it among an elite group of facilities recognized for continued commitment to providing quality breast care and reaching a level of national excellence.