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Beat cancer before it begins with breast surgery

Take a precocious approach to breast cancer with our economical breast exams and surgeries.

Schedule periodic mammograms to catch breast cancer quickly

Monthly breast exams and mammograms allow for the detection and treatment of breast cancer before it begins to cause symptoms. Woman in their 20s and 30s should schedule a clinical breast exam (CBS) at least every three years, and women over age 40 should schedule a mammogram screening every year.

Note changes in breast appearance by performing regular self-exams

Beginning in their early 20s, women should perform a breast self-exam (BSE) regularly. This will allow them to figure out how their breasts normally look and feel, so that any changes will be noticed immediately. If symptoms arise, it's important to consult a physician as soon as possible.
  • Lump or swelling in the breast
  • Skin irritation or dimpling
  • Nipple pain or retraction
  • Redness or scaliness of the nipple or breast skin
  • Discharge other than breast milk

Risk factors increase your likelihood of developing breast cancer

  • Personal or family history of breast cancer
  • Inherited gene mutations that increase cancer risk
  • Radiation exposure and obesity
  • Beginning your period before age 12
  • Beginning menopause at an older age
  • Giving birth to your first child after age 35
  • Never having been pregnant
  • Postmenopausal hormone therapy
  • Alcohol abuse

State-of-the-art surgical techniques custom-tailored to you

  • Lumpectomy, or removal of a primary tumor
  • Mastectomy, or removal of all breast tissue
  • Breast biopsy, in which a suspicious growth is removed and examined
Breast Surgery | Knoxville, TN | Tennessee Surgical Specialists | 865-218-7470

Schedule a screening today to begin combating breast cancer.


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