Emory Decatur Hospital is setting the standard for excellence in breast care in Atlanta with comprehensive breast care through a unique, patient-centered approach to rapid diagnosis and treatment of breast problems. Our breast care specialists help women understand the importance of regular screenings and, when those screenings detect something unusual, of prompt follow-up and action. This focus on breast health management allows women to take a proactive role in preventing and recognizing breast health issues.
We know that finding a breast lump or getting the call that your mammogram is abnormal is frightening. Most lumps are not breast cancer, but for peace of mind, the sooner a person can be evaluated by breast care specialists, the better. Through our Easy Access Program, we can provide a referral to a surgeon immediately when a suspicious mass or lesion is identified. Our goal in breast health management is to decrease the time between finding a problem such as a lump you can feel or an abnormal mammogram and having a definitive diagnosis. We understand that the key to your peace of mind is knowledge of what your breast problem is so that you can choose from the best treatment options and breast care in Atlanta.
At Emory Decatur Hospital, comprehensive breast care in Atlanta means having a Nurse Navigator to assist you from the time you see our breast care specialists for a problem until treatment begins. The Nurse Navigator helps with your breast health management by answering questions and guiding you through the process as quickly as possible, working directly with your primary care physician to assist with referrals and breast care treatment planning.
We follow National Comprehensive Cancer Network diagnostic and treatment guidelines which keep us on the cutting edge of breast cancer care by offering the best options for cure. Our multidisciplinary approach brings together expert radiologists, surgeons, pathologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, clinicians and researchers to determine the most appropriate treatment for your diagnosis.
Conducting breast self-exams is an important way to detect abnormalities in your breasts. See how to do this exam and the schedule women should follow for breast exams.
Emory Decatur Hospital’s breast care specialists provide routine and diagnostic mammograms using the latest technology. Our technologists are highly trained and have earned special certification in mammography. Mammograms are offered at the Comprehensive Breast Center at Emory Decatur Hospital as well as at Hillandale Radiology. Routine mammography is offered Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 404.501.2660 to schedule an appointment at either location. Read more about having a mammogram. If you need a copy of your mammogram films, call 404.501.7280.
Should cancer be diagnosed, the breast care specialists at DeKalb Medical offer the most innovative treatment options available anywhere.
Emory Decatur Hospital offers a variety of resources and support groups to help you learn more about breast care and breast health management.