Breast Center: Second Opinion
The UF Health Breast Center – Jacksonville offers Personalized Breast
Health and Second Opinion Services designed to provide second opinions,
comprehensive risk assessments and individualized breast health education and counseling.
For women, their partners, and their families, breast cancer is a very frightening
disease, and making the best decisions about prevention or treatment of breast cancer
requires the services of experts who can thoroughly assess all of the risk factors
and treatment options.
Breast cancer risk assessment requires in-depth knowledge about
risk factors, family history, tests for genetic susceptibility, and many other factors
that determine the probability of developing breast cancer. Knowledge about breast
health empowers patients to partner with their physicians in order to receive the
most effective healthcare possible.
Breast health education and counseling provide the patient with the information
necessary for taking proper, well-balanced measures toward the prevention or treatment
of breast cancer.
Breast cancer second opinions can be helpful in confirming a diagnosis
of cancer and reducing the anxiety associated with choosing the best option among
several treatment plans.
Shahla Masood, M.D., is the breast pathology consultant at UF Health
Jacksonville. Masood, a board-certified pathologist who is professor and chair of
the UF Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine – Jacksonville, is internationally recognized for
her expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
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