Know what is normal for your breasts and be aware of changes. If you notice a change in your breast, see your health care provider to have it checked out.
Preventing and screening
A healthy you: Prevention and screening
You may want to know more about what you can do to keep yourself healthy and prevent breast cancer or to stay healthy following breast cancer treatment. Regular screenings and a healthy lifestyle are the keys to maintaining breast health.
Steps you can take to stay healthy
Screening mammograms are is the main test to screen for breast cancer in women who have no known breast problems.
The term "breast tissue density" refers to the appearance of breast tissue on a mammogram. The more the glands and supportive tissue, the more the tissue appears as "white" or "dense;" fatty tissue appears dark and transparent. A radiologist will determine the amount of dense and non-dense breast tissue and will include it in your mammogram report. What you should know about dense breast tissue
Conditions and treatments
Complete care and support for all breast health needs
Fibrocystic breast changes
Trauma to the breast area
Many breast conditions are diagnosed using advanced breast imaging. Our breast imaging service is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
Specialty clinics and programs
Some breast conditions require treatment. Others do not. The UW Health Breast Center team will walk you through all of your options. Together, we’ll develop a personalized plan for your specific condition.
We offer many specialty clinics and programs to serve your unique needs.
Not all breast conditions are cancerous. At our Benign Disease Clinic, we care for non-cancerous (benign) breast changes.
Our expert team of doctors and other healthcare professionals cares for more than 850 new breast cancer patients and more than 3,000 survivors each year.
It’s important to maintain good health after breast cancer treatment. Our Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic provides one-time visits and long-term care. Our survivorship experts can help you with ongoing health concerns, including problems with mental and sexual health.
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If you are at high risk for developing breast cancer, our Prevention Assessment and Tailored Health Screening (PATHS) High-Risk Clinic can help. Providers with our PATHS Clinic offer screenings, risk-reduction treatments and follow-up care.
A breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. You may want to talk with someone who has a shared experience. Our Peer Support Advocate Program pairs you with a volunteer who has had a personal experience with breast cancer.
If you have breast cancer or another breast condition, you may benefit from participating in a clinical trial. Clinical trials give you access to new treatments or medical devices.
UW Health CareWear offers products for women who have had mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstructive surgery. Our staff of certified fitters have a wealth of experience in caring for women with cancer and other special needs.
Please call CareWear at (608) 262-2609 with questions or requests for appointments. Our appointments are Monday-Friday at:
UW Health Care Direct
1345 Deming Way, Suite 100, Middleton
Convenient locations for care and follow-up
UW Health Breast Center providers see patients at clinic locations in Madison.
University Hospital - Breast Center
- 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
- (608) 266-6400
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1 S. Park Clinic - Breast Center
- 1 S. Park St. / Madison, WI
- (608) 287-2050
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Meet our team
A team of experts on your side
The UW Health Breast Center team includes experts in cancer care, genetic counseling, pathology, radiology and surgery.
Breast Center Patient Navigator
Breast Center Patient Navigators are available to help patients manage their breast health and help eliminate barriers to care. Our Navigators will help connect patients with emotional and financial support, as well as provide assistance with transportation, lodging and community or insurance resources. Our team of Navigators can assist patients with breast concerns at any point in their journey, from screening and diagnosis, to treatment and survivorship. Patients can reach a Navigator by calling the Breast Center at (608) 266-6400.