Dr LeBlanc at the High Risk Breast Clinic

Dr LeBlanc is seeing women who are at higher-than-average risk of breast cancer to educate them about their risk of breast cancer based on their personal and family medical history. This is a service provided through the Mission Breast Program. The clinic, created through close collaboration with radiology, genetic counselors, and medical oncology will be […]

Breast Cancer

“How common is breast cancer?” Approximately 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is the second most common cause of death related to cancer after lung cancer. “When and how should I be screened for breast cancer?” All women over the age of 40 should have a mammogram every year. […]

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

“What is Ducal Carcinoma in Situ?” Ductal carcinoma in situ, also know as DCIS or intraductal carcinoma, is a breast cancer that has been found before it has spread outside of the breast duct. This is in contrast to invasive breast cancer which is no longer confined to the milk duct and has spread to […]

Abnormal Mammogram

Being told that you have an abnormal mammogram is a frightening experience. It is important to reduce this stress by diagnosing &, if necessary, treating the problem as quickly and accurately as possible. Often, more specific studies such as compression views or an ultrasound will be recommended. If the abnormality is still present and is […]

Breast Ultrasound

Ultrasound of the breast is a valuable tool in the management of breast problems. The primary benefit of breast ultrasound is to determine if a mass seen on mammogram or felt on exam is cystic or solid. If a lesion is confirmed to be a simple cyst it is benign and if asymptomatic can be […]

Digital Mammography

Digital mammography is performed in exactly the same way as screen film mammography. Instead of using film, however, the images are captured by technology similar to that used for digital cameras which convert the image to an electrical signal. The image is then stored electronically which allows for easier storage & transmission of images & […]

Breast & Gynecologic Ultrasound

Posted by on Nov 29, 2012 in Breast Conditions, Gynecology | No Comments

Western Carolina Women’s Specialty Center is pleased to offer onsite ultrasound services for both gynecologic & breast problems. We have a state-of the-art ultrasound machine capable of Doppler-flow & high resolution imaging for the evaluation of pelvic problems, abnormal uterine bleeding, & breast masses. We also offer ultrasound assisted diagnostic studies & procedures including ultrasound […]