Overview

Breast health services are provided through a collaboration between North Shore Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, ensuring the highest caliber of care and support. 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. Diagnostic mammography, breast MRI, breast surgery and an extensive array of cancer and support services are also available in Danvers at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. Learn more

Patients come to us for a screening, diagnostic mammography, diagnostic testing, surgery, and cancer care.

For many, an annual screening mammogram is their link to our program.






High-risk management program

For women at risk for breast cancer (including those with a first-level relative diagnosed with breast cancer before menopause), we offer a high-risk management program.

Women with breast cancer symptoms, or whose screening mammogram shows suspicious results, can be referred by a physician for further diagnostic testing. If necessary, patients may also be referred to us for a breast surgery consultation and comprehensive cancer treatment. Our experts are also a resource for second opinions for patients considering 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, and Danvers
  • 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