PET scan for breast cancer: Approach to Care


The UF Health Breast Center’s comprehensive medical team provides compassionate care and personalized options for you and your family. Our nationally-recognized experts offer state-of-the-art treatment options for benign and cancerous breast conditions, including therapies that are available only through clinical trials. We also provide services for women who are at a high risk for developing breast cancer.

With one phone call to (352) 265-7070, patients can schedule all appointments and receive personal assistance from our Breast Center Team, which is available to answer questions and coordinate medical services.

Multidisciplinary Treatment Team 

Housed within one of the nation’s top research universities, the UF Health Breast Center is the only National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers-accredited center of excellence in North Central Florida. Our center brings together numerous researchers and clinicians dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases, and our multidisciplinary team of specialists meets weekly to carefully review patient information and develop the best possible treatment plan for each individual.

The multidisciplinary treatment team includes physicians, nurses and staff who can provide extensive experience in many areas of prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Our patients benefit from numerous services including:

  • Integrated clinical experience
  • Surgical oncology
  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Weekly breast cancer tumor board
  • Clinical trial enrollment
  • Psychosocial support
  • Genetic counseling
  • Social workers
  • Patient educators and resources
  • Personal wellness and rehabilitation programs
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Spiritual guidance
  • Palliative care
  • Home care
  • Prevention and screening
  • Support groups

State-of-the-Art Technology and Innovative Therapy 

Our renowned experts utilize the latest innovative technology to provide extensive treatment options. We offer a wide range of technologies in convenient outpatient settings, including:

  • Traditional screening and diagnostic digital  mammography with ultrasound
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Stereotactic-core biopsy
    Ultrasound guided
    Computer guided
  • Breast conservation surgery
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Partial breast irradiation
    3D conformal
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy
  • Prophylactic mastectomy with immediate reconstruction for high risk women