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UF&Shands Park Avenue Imaging Center Receives Excellence Accreditation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (January 25, 2012) – The Park Avenue Imaging Center, a diagnostic facility of the UF&Shands Breast Center, has received national accreditation from the American College of Radiology for […]

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Intrabeam – Single Dose Radiation Therapy

UF surgeons and radiation oncologists offer Intrabeam therapy during a lumpectomy procedure for early stage breast cancer patients.

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UF&Shands Breast Center Nationally Accredited Program

The UF&Shands Breast Center received accreditation as a National Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer this month by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The three-year designation was the […]

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The UF&Shands 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.

 

Just What the Patient Ordered

UF Breast Center unveils newest cancer-fighting weapon

Her husband placed the newspaper by her chair, carefully positioned so the article would be the first thing she saw.

Janice Northrup, 83, had been praying for an answer for weeks, ever since her doctors in Ocala told her she would need radiation to treat her early-stage breast cancer. Suffering from extreme claustrophobia, she couldn’t face the idea of five to six weeks of radiation, spending time each day alone, confined in a small space.

“I looked down at the newspaper and right on the front page was the Intrabeam at the University of Florida and a telephone number,” Janice said. “I got on the phone and called. This was a lifesaver.”

Unveiled in November, the Intrabeam is the newest cancer-fighting weapon in the UF Shands Cancer Center’s arsenal. Intrabeam allows doctors to deliver precise doses of radiation in the O.R. after surgery to remove a tumor, shortening what often takes weeks into one 20- or 30-minute session. UF, which is now taking part in Intrabeam clinical trials, is one of fewer than 20 centers nationwide with the technology[...]

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Targeting tumors may help stop spread of breast, other cancers

February 2nd, 2012 – Cancer that has spread from the site of an original tumor to other places in the body is often viewed as a death sentence. But if […]

Patients and their visitors get free parking beginning today at UF&Shands

When you’re already concerned about your health, the last thing you want to worry about is paying to park your car. That’s why starting today, UF&Shands, the University of Florida […]

DR. MAST TO SPEAK IN THE VILLAGES, NOV. 4, 2011

DR. MAST TO SPEAK IN THE VILLAGES, NOV. 4, 2011

As part of the Shands Healthy Advantage program, UF board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Bruce Mast, M.D., FACS, will speak in the Villages on, “Plastic Surgery: Facts and Fiction” Date: […]

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Pink Pumpkin Painting Party

UF&Shands hosted its first Pink Pumpkin Painting Party on Saturday, October 15 in honor of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The UF&Shands Pink Pumpkin Patch was a sight to […]

ORANGE, BLUE AND PINK BREAST CANCER SYMPOSIUM

Tuesday, October 4 • 6:00-8:30 PM Shands Cancer Hospital at the University of Florida 1515 SW Archer Road (free valet parking for seminar at main entrance) 6:00- 6:30 PM Hors […]