Breast Center The Daytona

Latest Treatment Options

Hidden Scar & Nipple Sparing

The BRCA mutation doesn’t have to end in cancer. With Hidden Scar you can elect preventative surgery without having to live with the visual reminders of breast cancer. Furthermore, with the Nipple Sparing technique you can confidently love the way you look.

With Hidden Scar technology, breast cancer patients don’t merely survive, they thrive. It’s ok, to care about how you look.

SCOUT Wire-Free Localization

Making Breast Cancer Surgery Easier For Patients

In seeking a more compassionate and precise approach to  breast cancer tumor localization, the Daytona Breast Center has adopted the SCOUT wire-free radar  localization system. Radar has been used for decades when  precision is vital to success. It is an efficient and precise  approach to localization and surgical guidance and helps  surgeons remove tumors with greater confidence.
Prior to SCOUT, the most common approach for localizing  breast tumors was wire localization. With wire localization,  a radiologist would place a thin, hooked wire through the  skin to the tumor location. The surgeon would then use  the wire to locate the tumor for removal. This procedure  would be done on the day of surgery; because the time  between the wire placement and surgery can be several  hours, this added procedure can be the cause of added  worry, discomfort and a long day of surgery for patients.

The SCOUT Radar Localization system is a game changing  technology which is both FDA cleared and CE Marked  and has been featured in over 45 clinical publications. The  system uses a zero-radiation approach to localizing breast  tumors, biopsy sites and lymph nodes and has been clinically  proven in multiple studies. SCOUT uses a unique radar signal to detect a tiny reflector—the size of a grain of rice—that  can be placed at any time during the course of treatment  and at the patients’ convenience. It is uniquely suited for  placement at time of biopsy for highly suspicious lesions.

During the surgical procedure, the surgeon scans the breast  using the SCOUT Guide to locate the reflector precisely and  efficiently to within 1mm of accuracy. The ability to precisely  locate tumors increases the probability of complete cancer removal and reduces the likelihood of needing follow-up  surgeries—a huge advantage for early-state breast cancer  patients. In addition, the ability to strategically plan the  incision may result in better cosmetic outcomes.

For patients who require neoadjuvant therapy prior to  surgery, SCOUT is used to effectively localize the tumor  and lymph nodes before the therapy starts. As the tumor  shrinks, SCOUT will still accurately pinpoint the location  for removal when it is time for surgery. Since the SCOUT  reflector does not leave an artifact on imaging studies, it  can be used with any type of imaging over the course of  a patient’s care.
To learn more about compassionate breast cancer care  at the Daytona Breast Center and to see if SCOUT wire-free radar  localization is right for you, please call 386.274.0250.

Before using, refer to Instructions for use for indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and directions for use.


SAVI Brachy Radiation Option

High Risk

Some patients have an elevated life-time risk of breast cancer that is slightly higher than normal due to personal risk factors and/or family history.  Some of these patients benefit from more rigorous screening with the addition of supplemental MRI’s of the breast. 

Genetic Evaluation

Some cancers can be hereditary in nature. This can impact care and surgical options, as well as affect other family members.  We perform genetic evaluation and testing to indicated patients to determine if there is a gene that is affected in order to be able to tailor adequate treatment options.

Benign Breast Disorders

Some women and men can face breast problems at different stages in life.  Not all breast problems are alike. Most problems are benign in nature, but still require additional intervention and/or treatment options.

Male Breast Cancer

Male breast cancer is less common than female breast cancers. They are usually treated at a more advanced stage than female breast cancers as well. Male breast cancers are on the rise, which may be attributed to hormonal effects from obesity and it is usually estrogen receptor positive. Certain genetic syndromes can also contribute. It is important to know that treatment options for male breast cancers are similar to female breast cancers.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer can be an overwhelming diagnosis.  There are multiple treatment options tailored to the diagnosis and presentation for each patient. Treatment is delivered in a multidisciplinary team approach which includes: breast surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, nurse navigator, genetics counselor, plastic surgeon, and physical therapists among others.

Radiation Alternatives

Intraoperative Radiotherapy

This is a method to treat the breast in which the cancer has been removed with the convenience of being administered at the same time of surgery in a matter of minutes.

Partial Breast Radiation Therapy

This is a method to treat the breast in which the cancer has been removed.  This is delivered via a shorter course of treatment.  Short-term results show similar effectiveness and safety.

Whole Breast Radiation Therapy

This type of radiation therapy treats all remaining breast tissue after lumpectomy and is delivered in daily doses over a few weeks.