Offering the latest 3D imaging technology to help detect breast cancer in its earliest stages.
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.
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, MDMedical 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.
Helping you assess your risk of breast cancer.
Schedule all specialist appointments in the same day for faster diagnosis results.
Confirm a diagnosis and get assistance choosing the best treatment.
Advanced treatment options, including a top-rated breast surgery program and one of the region's few proton therapy centers.
Reconstruction may be available immediately following mastectomy.
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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:
- Parlyn D Hatch, Smita Sharma
- Accepting Candidates
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.
Are you concerned about your risk for breast, skin and/or lung cancer? We encourage you to take advantage of this FREE event with resources by local physicians and health care providers.
News and Patient Stories: Breast cancer
August 15, 2023
The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), has granted accredited status…
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