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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers, according to the American Cancer Society. Each day, as many as 500 women in our country — including a growing number of young women — are diagnosed with breast cancer. Despite the increasing number of cases, survival rates are improving with early detection and treatment. While it is most common in women, men can also get breast cancer.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers-Accredited Breast Center, A Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons

Accredited Breast Center

The UF Health Breast Center – Jacksonville is an accredited breast center through the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

From the medical director

As the first breast center in North Florida, we believe in providing access to a personalized breast cancer care by a team of physicians practicing in different specialties that have the passion, the knowledge and the communications skills necessary to offer the best care possible to our patients. This is achieved by our ability to have the opinions of experts in pathology, radiology, surgical oncology, reconstructive surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology and cancer genetics expressed at our weekly tumor conferences about the diagnosis and follow up treatment of each patient.

We recognize that breast cancer is different in different patients and will design a personalized option for therapy based on the character of each breast cancer subtype. In addition, our experienced navigators and support system adds to the strength of our program to make the journey of breast cancer therapy an easier experience.

  • Shahla Masood, MD
    Medical Director, UF Health Breast Center – Jacksonville

Breast cancer: Our approach to your care

The UF Health Breast Center in Jacksonville offers expert medical care with a personal approach. Our specialists will listen to your concerns and provide advanced screening and diagnostic care in a warm, welcoming environment. These highly trained physicians will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan to provide you with the best possible outcomes.

Your care team

The UF Health Breast Center uses a multidisciplinary approach. We collaborate with a number of specialists throughout the hospital to assemble a comprehensive team that will support you throughout your treatment. Your breast care team will include experienced physicians in radiology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, medical oncology, pathology and plastic surgery — all evaluating your case and offering their expertise. Nurse navigators are also available to guide your through your entire cancer journey.

Our expertise

Advanced mammography

Offering the latest 3D imaging technology to help detect breast cancer in its earliest stages.

Video: Too young for breast cancer; survivor turned advocate

Video: Bharti Jasra, MD discusses how she and a multidisciplinary team helped Jasmine Souers navigate a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Clinical Trials: Breast cancer

UF Health research scientists make medicine better every day. They discover new ways to help people by running clinical trials. When you join a clinical trial, you can get advanced medical care. Sometimes years before it's available everywhere. You can also help make medicine better for everyone else. If you'd like to learn more about clinical trials, visit our clinical trials page. Or click one of the links below:

View all breast cancer studies

Community and Patient Programs: Breast cancer

Our community and patient programs provide great value to patients, families and loved ones. People can find support, educational materials, expert consultants and more. In most instances, these programs are offered free of charge.

  • Breast Cancer Support Group

    Connect with others who understand the challenges of living with breast cancer. Our caring team will navigate discussions and activities to enhance overall wellness, and provide a safe place to ask questions and share concerns.

News and Patient Stories: Breast cancer

Race for the Cure

Shahla Masood, MD, FCAP, medical director, UF Health Jacksonville Breast Center, was honored at the 25th anniversary of the annual “Race for the Cure,” held…

Shahla Masood, MD
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