Breast care continues to be a top priority for Grand View Health. We screen more than 15,000 women annually, while aiming to prevent, diagnose and treat patients with breast conditions through a multidisciplinary approach. This approach combines enhanced patient education, aggressive treatment options, advanced technologies, comprehensive therapy services and supportive staff.

The Breast Care Program includes a variety of medical professionals, specifically trained to care for and improve your breast health. From a breast care navigator to a mammographer and breast surgeon, we are committed to building relationships to help women in our community stay healthy.  Grand View has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), which both aid in advancing our efforts to ensure patients receive the high quality care they deserve – close to home.

How is breast cancer diagnosed?

Breast cancer is diagnosed through our multidisciplinary team approach. Diagnostic imaging, such as a mammography or MRI, is used to analyze and define the suspicious area in your breast that may be cancer. Learn more about our diagnostic imaging services.

What can I expect if something is found?

If something is found on your imaging results, our breast care navigator will contact you to schedule an appointment right away, often times the very next day, in order to review the findings with our experienced breast care team. We will work with you to create a custom action plan which may require a breast biopsy, further testing or surgery. Meet our comprehensive cancer team.

What if I need a breast biopsy?

A breast biopsy may be ordered so our physicians can better understand if the suspicious area in your breast is benign or malignant (cancer). There are different types of breast biopsies that can be done, which your physician will go over with you and help you choose the best one for your specific case. Learn more about breast biopsies.

What if I am diagnosed with breast cancer?

We understand that getting a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. Our breast care team is here to help you every step of the way. At Grand View, our team works together to provide you with the quality care you deserve. Here’s what you can expect of us during this time:

  • Cutting edge treatment close to home
  • Our compassionate breast care navigator will help coordinate your care from diagnosis, including scheduling appointments, insurance concerns and referrals, treatment options, oncology consults, support services and more.
  • We are a Nationally Accredited Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), which means we offer the highest level of multidisciplinary, integrated and comprehensive breast care services.
  • If radiation therapy is required, a team of specialists at Grand View Health will provide precise, safe and effective radiation treatment modalities with our state-of- the-art equipment. Your treatment plan will be based on your unique individual needs.
  • If chemotherapy is required we have a team of medical oncologists on-site to provide the latest in cancer targeted therapies.
  • Interested in personalized genomic medicine? We offer genomic tumor assessments to help identify the DNA alterations that are driving the growth of a particular tumor.
  • If surgery is included in your treatment plan, you are in great hands. Grand View Health is the home to Breast Surgical Oncologist, Monique A. Gary, DO. Dr. Gary is an experienced breast surgeon who performs the latest in breast cancer surgeries, including:
    • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy: An advanced surgical procedure in which a small incision is made to remove the breast tissue from beneath the overlying skin and nipple.
    • Hidden Scar Surgery: Dr. Gary is Hidden-Scar Certified. Through this approach, she will place an incision in a location that is difficult to see so the scar is not visible once the incision heals.