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Breast Care

Expert Breast Care Close to Home

MaineHealth offers comprehensive breast care using the latest imaging technology and treatment protocols. Our network of community doctors, specialty clinics and breast care centers provides easy access to expert breast care, close to home. From routine breast screening to surgery, our breast care specialists support women of all ages with the care they need.

Breasts change over time. Age, hormones, childbirth and even medicines can affect your breasts. Talk to your primary care physician of OB-GYN if you notice a breast lump, breast pain, breast discharge or skin irritation on your breast. Most breast problems are not cancer. Common breast conditions include:

  • Fibrocystic breast changes that cause lumps, thickness and swelling

  • Breast cysts

  • Fibroadenoma - a noncancerous breast tumor

  • Intraductal papillomas - small growths similar to warts

  • Blocked milk ducts and mastitis - common in breastfeeding women

Early Diagnosis and Screening 

Early diagnosis is important to treating breast cancer. MaineHealth use advanced breast imaging services to find potential issues as soon as possible. Services include:

  • Digital screening and digital diagnostic mammography (full field)

  • Breast ultrasound

  • Breast MRI

  • Nuclear medicine

  • Imaging guided breast biopsies

Advanced Mammogram Technology

MaineHealth offers advanced mammogram services at our specialty clinics, breast care clinics and community hospitals across the region.

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Cancer Survivor Karyn Chisholm

Karyn Chisholm, Topsham, ME

Karyn Chisholm is tough. Her friends call her fearless. And after surviving two battles with breast cancer, she is dedicated to supporting other women who are struggling with health issues.
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