Your Care at Winship

Our nationally recognized breast healthcare team delivers state-of-the-art treatment in caring for our breast cancer patients. Our experts draw upon Emory's vast resources to bring together a multidisciplinary team of specialists in medical, surgical and radiation oncology, plastic surgery, breast imaging and pathology.

Our comprehensive care teams also include patient navigators, oncology nurses and social workers. These teams develop personalized care plans based on the most current discoveries in breast cancer treatment and research.

By concentrating on a specific cancer type, our teams offer you the highest level of experience and expertise in breast cancer care. Our patients take an active part in their treatment plan with access to the entire treatment team. Benefits of our team approach include:

  • Access to the Glenn Family Breast Center at Winship.
  • 3-D mammography services at three Emory locations including Winship.
  • Breast tissue tumor bank and extensive scientific research.
  • Weekly review of patient cases by the full team of experts.
  • Coordinated scheduling for appointments among various specialties.
  • Access to our high risk assessment clinic, and genetic counseling and testing.
  • Access to a nurse navigator to assist you throughout the treatment process.
  • Access to support groups and education classes for you and your caregivers.
  • Availability of new treatment options within our clinical trials program.

Diagnosing Your Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is often first suspected when a lump is felt or when an abnormal area is found on a mammogram. Most of the time, these suspicious areas do not turn out to be cancer, but the only way to know for sure is through follow-up tests.

The Emory Breast Imaging Center provides mammography and other screening options for the detection of breast tumors and lesions. Breast imaging has greatly enhanced the successful diagnosis and treatment of cancer in its earliest stages. Our center offers an array of diagnostic testing including:

  • Diagnostic mammography, or tomosynthesis, using state-of-the art 3-D technology
  • Ultrasound breast imaging
  • MRI
  • Biopsy

Your doctor should determine which diagnostic method or methods would be best for you.