Breast Center – Dearborn

At St. Elizabeth Dearborn Breast Center, we treat each person as the unique individual they are. As a breast care leader in Indiana, our team of fellowship-trained surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, along with nurses, navigators, social workers and licensed Genetic Counselors, work together to bring you the latest in cancer care. And we support you each step of the way.

Whether you are staying on top of your breast health with annual mammograms, need genetic counseling and testing or have recently been diagnosed with cancer, your dedicated team is right here.

Breast Cancers We Treat

Dearborn Breast Center is part of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, a comprehensive health system with specialists in all types of cancers. Our extensive team of breast health and breast cancer experts specialize in treating both noncancerous and cancerous breast conditions, including:

  • Adenosis.

  • Ductal carcinoma, including ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC).

  • Ductal or lobular hyperplasia.

  • Fibroadenomas.

  • Fibrocystic changes.

  • Inflammatory breast cancer.

  • Lobular carcinoma, including lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) and invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC).

  • Male breast cancer.

  • Paget’s disease.

  • Phyllodes tumors.

  • Recurrent and metastatic breast cancer.

  • Triple-negative breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Screening

If you’re concerned about a breast lump or pain, you want answers, quickly. We’re equipped with the latest technology in testing, imaging and minimally invasive diagnostic testing. Our innovative center offers patients state-of-the-art imaging, including two new 3D mammography units, also known as tomosynthesis. This state-of-the-art, digital X-ray process creates a three-dimensional image of the breast. We also offer:

  • BRCA tests.
  • Fine-needle aspiration.
  • High-definition breast MRIs.
  • Minimally invasive stereotactic breast biopsy.
  • Tomosynthesis mammography (3D mammography).

The American College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging recommend that women at average risk of breast cancer begin screening at age 40. However, they say women should have a risk assessment at age 30 to see if they need screening before age 40. The societies also recommend that women continue screening past age 74 unless severe comorbidities limit life expectancy.

Breast Cancer Treatment

At St. Elizabeth Healthcare, we’re passionate about staying at the forefront of cancer treatment. And we’re even more passionate about caring for you. That’s why you’ll find the latest treatments available, so you don’t need to travel far from home to get nationally recognized care.

Many women with a breast cancer diagnosis will have some type of combined treatment to remove the tumor. We offer the latest in breast cancer treatment, including:

  • Chemotherapy.

  • Hormone therapy.

  • Immunotherapy.

  • Integrative medicine.

  • Intensity-modulated radiotherapy.

  • Lymph node assessment.

  • Radiation therapy.

  • Surgery, including lumpectomy and mastectomy.

  • Targeted drug therapy.

Breast Care Nurse Navigators

Nurse navigators are central to our work. They’re here to answer questions, coordinate care, schedule screenings, provide breast health information and assist you or a loved one in understanding the next steps. And if you need assistance with non-medical concerns, such as transportation, childcare and financial resources that could impact treatment, they’re here for that too.

We are Right Here to Help.

And we support you each step of the way.