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Carolina Breast & Oncologic Surgery is proud to be fully accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

 

About the NAPBC...

The NAPBC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with breast diseases. This mission is pursued through standard-setting, scientific validation, and patient and professional education. The NAPBC board is comprised of professionals from 15 national organizations reflecting the full spectrum of breast care. Carolina Breast has voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of performance by the NAPBC. During the process, our center has demonstrated compliance with standards established by the NAPBC for treating women diagnosed with the

full spectrum of breast disease. The standards include proficiency in center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. A breast center achieving NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease, offering:

Comprehensive care, including a full range of state-of-the-art services
A multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options
Information about new treatment options

And, most importantly, Quality breast care close to home.

To learn more, please visit www.accreditedbreastcenters.org

Non-Surgical Needle Biopsy

Breast biopsies are performed when your physician discovers an abnormality in the breast. Because imaging, mammography and ultrasound alone are not sufficient to determine whether or not the mass is cancerous, a biopsy is usually performed. Today’s non-surgical needle biopsy, also known as an “Image Guided Breast Biopsy” offers a non-invasive alternative to surgical breast biopsy.

Generally, only 1 in 3 women who have a mass in their breast will have breast cancer. Because 66% of women who have a lump in their breast will likely not have breast cancer, a non-surgical solution helps those women avoid any cosmetic issues associated with invasive surgical biopsies.

Using an ultrasound, because it offers real-time images of the breast, the physician will insert a needle in the mass to retrieve a small amount of tissue that will be tested by a pathologist for evaluation.


Benefits of Non-Surgical Needle Biopsy


  • Smaller incision
  • No stitches required
  • Small scar (if any)
  • No cosmetic reconstruction necessary
  • Faster results (usually the next day)


It’s important to note that, just because you have an abnormality, doesn’t mean you have breast cancer. Avoid painful recoveries, cosmetic reconstructive surgery and the long worry about the results, and contact us about a non-surgical needle biopsy today. We are proud to offer these less invasive breast cancer detection techniques for our patients in Greenville and surrounding counties in eastern North Carolina.