When your diagnostic mammogram reveals a suspicious lump, you may be confused about where to turn for medical advice. For a surgical opinion and diagnosis, as well as help throughout the process, call the DMC Sinai-Grace Breast Care Center. We can provide further follow-up with care directed by our Multidisciplinary Breast Care Team.
One of our expert surgeons will assess your case, conduct a biopsy if necessary and work with our pathologists to make a diagnosis. If further treatment is needed, such as lumpectomy or mastectomy, radiation or chemotherapy, you can be assured that you will receive expert care from a compassionate group of physicians and nurses.
Sinai-Grace also has a certified breast education specialist who is available to answer any of your questions and concerns.
Diagnosing breast cancer and managing its complex treatment protocols is often best handled by a team of specialists. At DMC Sinai-Grace, cases are evaluated by a Breast Care Team consisting of:
- Elayne Arterbery, M.D., chief of radiation oncology
- Cortney Jones, M.D., medical director of hematology and medical oncology
- Kevia Bland, M.D.
- A hospital social worker with special interest in cancer care
Any physician or surgeon can refer a patient to the team for consultation. Patients may also be referred for non-cancerous treatment and ongoing care.
The Breast Care Team is joined by a radiologist, pathologist and surgeon to form the Breast Tumor Board, which meets to discuss cases.
For information, call our breast team nurse coordinator at 313-966-3116.
Fine Needle Aspiration
Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a simple and fast outpatient biopsy technique used by Sinai-Grace pathologists and radiologists to evaluate a variety of superficial, palpable and deep lumps and growths for cancer.
Sinai-Grace's physicians perform high-quality FNA biopsies after taking a complete patient history and conducting a thorough physical examination. This enables the pathologist or radiologist to identify the critical area from which to take the sample.
In addition, by conducting an immediate preliminary analysis of the sample, the pathologist ensures that the biopsy provides enough cells for a complete laboratory analysis.
For more information about DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital’s cancer services or a referral to a Sinai-Grace oncologist, call 313-966-4800.