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Breast Center

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The Know Now Mammogram.

Breast cancer is one of the most common diseases that women face. Every woman is at risk. But you have the power to make your health a priority. The Know Now Mammogram at the St. Anthony Breast Center provides your results during your visit. Knowing your results of your mammogram before you leave your appointment means additional peace of mind and quicker treatment–should that be necessary.  Our focus is always on attention to your well-being. Our patients consistently rank us as one of the most recommended breast centers in the nation according to Press Ganey Associates, a leader in patient perception measurement.

Within the St. Anthony Breast Center Network, we have five convenient locations to serve you across the Oklahoma City metropolitan area:

Each of our locations use digital mammogram technology that takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in the computer, allowing the recorded data to be enhanced, magnified, or manipulated further for evaluation.

At the Midtown Oklahoma City (Main) Campus, we are pleased to offer the latest in 3D digital mammography as well.  The 3D technology allows us to look at the breast, layer by layer in far greater detail than ever before.

Should treatment be necessary, a variety of the latest treatment options are available from surgery to chemotherapy.  Often additional diagnostic services or treatment may be scheduled that same day.

Comprehensive services available include:

  • bone density testing
  • ultrasound
  • stereotactic/ultrasound biopsies
  • ductography
  • breast MRI
  • nurse navigator
  • clinical breast exam
  • surgical consultation
  • genetic testing/risk management program

You may schedule your appointment online for a routine mammogram and choose the day and time that works best for you. Or you can call us at 405-272‑4226. If you prefer after hours appointments, we offer evening appointments at some of our locations.

Breast Cancer Treatment Options

We offer a variety of treatment options, from surgery to chemotherapy. Whatever you need, we’ll work together to find the best treatment for you. Our team of specialists oversees your medical care and develops a coordinated care treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs, which may include:

  • Surgery to remove the tumor. If mastectomy is required, you may also receive breast reconstruction to rebuild the shape of each affected breast.
  • Medical oncology (chemotherapy) using the newest anticancer drugs to halt the growth of cancer cells or, if possible, to eliminate them completely.
  • Nutrition and lifestyle modifications.
  • Integrated medicine, which means combining complementary therapies with traditional medical approaches.
  • Clinical trials, provided that your conditions meet the study criteria.

Breast Reconstruction Procedure Offers Mastectomy Option

Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator (DIEP) flap reconstruction offers women undergoing breast reconstruction an opportunity many thought they would never have.

Traditional breast reconstruction and DIEP: Following a mastectomy, we often must “borrow” from your abdominal muscle structure, typically causing some abdominal weakness afterward. The DIEP flap procedure offers a dramatic alternative. Instead of moving abdominal muscle, we can actually transplant lower abdominal tissue to the chest. We simply identify its blood supply and reconnect those blood vessels to blood vessels at the mastectomy site.

How DIEP works: We reconstruct the breast by replacing the skin and soft tissue removed during mastectomy with soft, warm, living tissue borrowed from skin and fatty tissue from the abdomen. We make a slim incision along the bikini line (much like a tummy tuck). Then we remove the skin, soft tissue, and tiny feeding blood vessels that we need. Finally, we match those blood vessels to supplying vessels at the mastectomy site, reattaching them under a microscope.

Advantages: Unlike conventional breast reconstruction, DIEP flap techniques allow us to use tissue without sacrificing underlying abdominal muscles. We surgically transform the patient’s own tissue into a new breast mound. For many women, their reconstructed breasts may actually be firmer—and even have a more youthful appearance—than their natural breasts. Not only that, but the abdomen’s look is often improved, much like a tummy tuck.

Nurse Navigator

When you or a family member receives a cancer diagnosis, it’s overwhelming. That’s exactly why St. Anthony developed a Nurse Navigator program. We provide you with your own personal Nurse Navigator. A certified oncology nurse, your Nurse Navigator will expedite all aspects of your care. Your Nurse Navigator schedules you for the tests that most appropriately support your diagnosis—and within days, not weeks. Once your diagnosis has been confirmed and your cancer has been staged, our team of specialists meets to develop a coordinated care plan for you. Throughout your treatment, your Nurse Navigator will smooth the way for you, working with you to schedule your appointments, helping make sure all your necessary paperwork is completed, and coordinating your care among your various specialists. And it’s not just for convenience; coordinating your care increases the chances you’ll find yourself cancer-free on the other side of your journey.

Don’t try to find your way alone. You’re not alone. Let our Nurse Navigator help you, so you can focus on the important things: Your health and your family.

Locations

  1. St. Anthony Hospital - Main Campus
    535 N.W. 9th St., Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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  2. St. Anthony Healthplex East
    3400 S. Douglas Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73150
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  3. St. Anthony Healthplex South
    13500 S. Tulsa Dr. Oklahoma City, OK 73170
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  4. St. Anthony Healthplex Mustang
    201 S. Sara Road Mustang, OK 73064
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  5. St. Anthony Healthplex North
    13401 N. Western Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73114
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Before Selecting Your Appointment,

there are some circumstances that require our assistance with scheduling.

Please verify the following before proceeding:

  • I am age 35 or older.
  • I am NOT experiencing any issues, such as a lump, nipple discharge or other changes.
  • I was not diagnosed with breast cancer within the last three years.
  • I have not breast fed within the last six months.
  • It has been one year or more since my last appointment.

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