The Mass General/North Shore Breast Health Center is a collaborative, multidisciplinary program providing you with the highest caliber of care in a supportive atmosphere. Our multidisciplinary team includes expert surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, imaging technologists and nurses, all specialized in breast health. Convenient screening and 3D mammography is offered through multiple North Shore Medical Center sites in the community. More advanced care, including diagnostic mammography, breast MRI, breast surgery and an extensive array of cancer and support services, is available at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. Learn more

Women may come to the Breast Health Center at any point – for screening or diagnostic mammography, for diagnostic testing, for surgery or for cancer care. For the majority of women with no symptoms of breast cancer, their connection to the Mass General/North Shore Breast Health Center program will be for annual screening mammography. 

High risk management program

For women with high risk factors for breast cancer (including first-level relative diagnosed with breast cancer before menopause), the Breast Health Center offers a high risk management program. Women with breast symptoms (learn about the symptoms of breast cancer) or with suspicious results on a screening mammogram can be referred by a physician for further diagnostic testing, and if necessary, a breast surgery consultation and comprehensive cancer treatment. In addition, our experts are happy to provide a second opinion during your review of treatment options.

The following comprehensive services are offered:

Breast Imaging and Diagnostics

  • Digital screening mammography is available at North Shore Medical Center locations in Salem, Lynn, Danvers and Gloucester
  • Digital diagnostic mammography
  • Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography)
  • Breast MRI
  • Diagnostic breast ultrasound
  • Stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsies and procedures
  • Needle localization procedures
  • MRI-guided biopsy

Breast Surgery

  • Breast biopsy
  • Lumpectomy (partial mastectomy)
  • Mastectomy
  • Mastectomy with reconstruction
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Management of high-risk patients
Cancer Treatment

  • Multi-disciplinary approach
  • Chemotherapy before or after surgery
  • Anti-estrogen hormonal therapy
  • Oncotype tumor gene testing to individualize therapies
  • Radiation therapy
  • Partial breast irradiation
  • Clinical trials
  • Genetic testing and counseling
  • Wellness and support programs
  • Risk assessment program