The Ross Breast Center
When detected early, breast cancer is a curable disease. And the two most important things you can do to protect yourself are monthly breast self-exams and annual mammograms. With breast cancer affecting almost 1 in 8 American women, your visit to The Ross Breast Center could be one of the most important steps you take to protect yourself.
From the vision of the Ross sisters, The Ross Breast Center was established in 1997 as one of the first comprehensive programs in the region designed specifically for breast health and care. Our facilities utilize the most advanced digital technology available to detect breast disease.
And our highly skilled team of board certified radiologists and two fellowship trained, board certified breast radiologists are dedicated to providing compassionate, quality care to our patients every stage of their journey.
The Best Protection is Early Detection
When detected early, breast cancer is a curable disease and for this reason we encourage the women of east Texas to take advantage of the various educational opportunities we offer through grants provided by Susan G. Komen – Tyler.
A Hopeful Journey I
Provides education and self breast exam training sessions for African American women in Smith County.
A Hopeful Journey II
Provides breast health and breast cancer education and outreach for, but not limited to, women between the ages of 45-55 and of all ethnic backgrounds in Smith County.
Here for the Journey
Provides breast cancer rehabilitation products to medically under-served women in Smith County. The products include prostheses, lymphedema sleeves, wigs, special bras, stocking caps and headware.
Una Jornada de Esperanza
Provides education and self breast exam training sessions for Hispanic women in Smith County.
Breast Cancer Risk Evaluation and Action (RE-ACT)
Provides women, and rarely men, with medical genetics testing and evaluation, along with personalized recommendations for breast cancer prevention and early detection.
For more information or to make arrangements for your group to participate in one of the classes we offer, please contact our Community Breast Educator, Tracy Sawyer, at (903) 531-5459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Ross Breast Center, we strive to provide only the best for our patients. For that reason, we accept ALL insurance plans with in- and out-of-network benefits and offer affordable cash price options to ensure that patients have convenient access to our services
Cash price includes both testing and radiologist's reading fee:
- Breast MRI $525
- Bilateral Ultrasound $200
- Screening Ultrasound (Dense Breast) $200
- Bilateral Diagnostic Mammogram $200
- Unilateral Ultrasound $160
- Unilateral Diagnostic Mammogram $160
- Screening Mammogram $150
- Bone Density Test $100
Payment is required at the time service is rendered and cash prices listed are for each exam.
Know Your Risk Level for Breast Cancer
Women need know their risk level for breast cancer and understand what they can do to reduce that risk. This is why we offer a Breast Cancer Risk Evaluation and Action Program to provide women their personalized risk estimates and prevention recommendations for hereditary and non-hereditary breast cancer.
Learn about Henda's Law and Breast Density.
To schedule your breast cancer risk evaluation, please call 844-606-DOCS (3627).
Diagnosing Breast Cancer with the Latest Technology
Selenia® Digital Mammography*
- Faster imaging & less radiation exposure
- Shorter exams
- Greater diagnostic accuracy
- Ability to view larger breasts in one image
- Ease of image transmission between physicians
- *At all six facilities and our mobile unit.
- Certified “softer mammogram” provider
- Greatly reduces patient discomfort
- *Provided to every patient at all six facilities and our mobile unit.
- Creates computer-enhanced images
- Aids in more efficient & accurate diagnosis
3-Dimensional Mammography by Hologic
- Available at Ross Breast Center in NorthPark Medical Plaza and Broadway Commons Tyler
- Recommended for women of all breast densities
- Produces a sharper image to better detect invasive cancers
- Scans faster with less time under compression, less than four seconds per scan
MRI Breast Coil
- For select high-risk patients
- Superior image clarity
- Maximizes diagnostic & interventional capabilities
- Surgical outcomes improve when used to evaluate patient pre-operatively
Bone Density Study*
- Quick & painless
- Determines risk level for bone abnormalities & osteoporosis for men & women
- *At our Lake Palestine, Lindale, Jacksonville & NorthPark – Tyler facilities
MammoSite® Radiation Therapy System
MammoSite® Radiation Therapy System
Today, more and more women with early-stage breast cancer are able to treat their cancer effectively and preserve their breasts through an option called Breast Conservation Therapy (BCT). BCT includes the removal of the cancerous tumor through a procedure called lumpectomy. The lumpectomy is generally followed by seven weeks of whole breast external beam radiation therapy. This combination of surgery and radiation works well to prevent recurrence of the tumor.
However, some patients find it hard to complete almost two months of radiation therapy, as it may be difficult to take time from work or other responsibilities or treatment centers may be far from home.
Solutions for special cancer cases
The MammoSite® radiation therapy system offers a possible solution for these patients. The MammoSite® system is the most widely used method of partial breast irradiation that works by delivering radiation from inside the breast directly to the tissue where cancer is most likely to recur. Radiation therapy with Mammosite® can be completed in five days, allowing patients to return to normal activities more quickly.
Partnerships for advanced treatment
By partnering with Texas Oncology – Tyler, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances offers this advanced treatment at our Tyler facility, enabling women throughout East Texas to obtain this state-of-the-art therapy without traveling far from home.
Appropriate patient selection is essential to successfully treating patients with partial breast irradiation as an alternative to whole breast radiation therapy. Generally, patients have early-stage breast cancer with tumors less than three centimeters in size and are older than 45 years of age.
Please call (903) 531-5433 or learn more about The Ross Breast Center and schedule your mammogram today.
Mobile Digital Mammography
Since 1992 we have provided mobile mammography services to the women of east Texas to ensure convenient access to this potentially life-saving screening. The women who use our mobile services benefit from and have access to the same advanced technology and breast health specialists that can be found at any of our Ross Breast Center facilities.
Recommendations for Breast Care
For women between the ages of 20 & 40, the American Cancer Society recommends:
Perform a monthly self breast exam
Have a breast exam by your health care provider at least once every three years
For women between over the age of 40, the American Cancer Society recommends:
Perform a monthly self breast exam
Have a breast exam by your health care provider every year
Have a mammogram every year
Learn more about how to perform your monthly self breast exam.