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Breast health

From regular checkups and screenings to the latest imaging technologies and treatments, you can access all our expert breast care services at our convenient locations.

Breast center in Largo, Florida

From mammograms to reconstructive breast surgery, a woman's breast care needs can vary throughout her lifetime.

At HCA Florida Largo Hospital, our Florida Breast Institute provides access to comprehensive breast care to support those needs. We are committed to providing high-quality breast health services in Florida's Greater Tampa Bay community. To do this, we offer advanced breast imaging and diagnostics as well as personalized breast care, in a spa-like atmosphere.

Screening mammogram

You can now schedule a screening mammogram online.

You can now schedule a screening mammogram online.

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Our women's imaging and breast health services

At our breast health center, we use advanced imaging services and diagnostic testing to detect breast cancer and other breast abnormalities in their earliest stages. 

Accredited breast care

Many of our breast imaging services, including mammography and breast ultrasound, have been accredited by the American College of Radiology. This recognition reflects our commitment to providing high-quality breast imaging and diagnostic services to our patients.

If you would like to schedule a mammogram or other breast exam, please call our central scheduling line at (800) 617-7089.

Digital mammography

Digital mammography is an excellent breast cancer screening tool for many women.

Benefits of digital mammography (compared to traditional film mammograms) include:

  • Ability to magnify images to better visualize calcifications
  • Can be stored permanently, with the ability to print on film
  • Faster process, which means faster appointments 
  • High-quality images can be enhanced for further evaluation, making it easier to differentiate cancerous tissue from healthy tissue
  • Ideal in detecting breast abnormalities in women 50 years old and younger or women with dense breast tissue, who are often at higher risk for breast cancer
  • Uses 60 percent less radiation than film images

Breast ultrasound

A breast ultrasound examines a specific area identified from a mammogram or a lump discovered by the patient. This exam can determine the difference between a cystic (fluid-filled) or solid mass.

Breast ultrasounds may be used in conjunction with a mammogram. Due to their limited scope, a breast ultrasound cannot be used as a replacement for a mammogram.

Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

An MRI uses a large magnet, radio waves and a computer to produce 2D and 3D pictures of the inside of the body. Breast MRI supplements mammography to detect breast cancer and other abnormalities of the breast. It can also detect lesions, which may be missed by mammography.

Breast biopsy

A biopsy is a minimally invasive procedure to remove a sample of abnormal tissue to detect issues or cancer. We perform two types of biopsies at the Florida Breast Institute:

  • Stereotactic biopsy
  • Ultrasound core biopsy

If diagnostic imaging shows a need for biopsy, we will assist you in making an appointment with one of our breast surgeons. These surgical specialists are committed to seeing patients of our breast center within 48 hours of receiving an appointment request.

Bone density screening

Osteoporosis is a disease which depletes the minerals from bones, making them brittle, weak and easy to break. Subtle changes in bone mineral density can be easily detected with bone densitometry, or a bone density scan. During a bone density screening, low dose X-rays are used to produce a computerized scan. The scan is quick, easy and painless.

Bone density screening is important as women can develop a higher risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures after breast cancer treatment. This is because breast cancer treatment can cause lower levels of estrogen, which helps protect bones. Additionally, as women age, their estrogen production slows causing bones to become brittle.

That's why we incorporate bone scans into our breast health care. Using bone density testing, we can detect signs of osteoporosis and low bone density early and create a care plan to preserve your bone health.

Breast cancer screening and care

According to the American Cancer Society, women between 40 and 44 years old should have the option of beginning annual mammogram screenings.

Women who have a higher risk for developing breast cancer may need to begin screening sooner and receive supplemental screenings. It's important to talk to your healthcare provider about the right screening method and schedule for you.

Breast cancer treatment

We understand a breast cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming, perhaps even devastating. That's why, if breast cancer is detected, we will be by your side to support you and your family every step of the way.

Through our hospital's oncology program, we offer comprehensive cancer care, including advanced treatments and compassionate support services. Our highly trained team of oncologists, surgeons and breast cancer specialists work together to create a treatment plan tailored to your personal needs.

Breast cancer survivors support group

Our breast cancer survivors support group, called "Laughter, Life and Lovely Ladies" meets monthly at our hospital. During our time together, people share their experience with breast cancer, treatment and more.

Meetings take place every fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm in the Florida Breast Institute. If you would like to attend, please call (727) 588-5291.

Appointments at our breast center

Our goal is to make it easy for you to maintain your breast health through flexible appointment scheduling. 

Our hours

The breast center's hours of operation are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Wednesday from 8:00am to 7:00pm

If you would like to schedule a mammogram or other breast exam, please call our central scheduling line at (800) 617-7089.

Our breast center's amenities

When you come to us for your appointment, you will step through the gold door entrance and experience a new standard in guest service. Every amenity of our breast center is designed to comfort the spirit and pamper the body — providing a positive, relaxing experience in a private, serene environment.

Some of the amenities of our breast center include:

  • A care coordinator, who works with you and your physician(s) for a seamless transition through necessary breast services
  • A concierge, who will tend to your every need
  • A multidisciplinary team approach to offer you the best treatment options
  • Acquisition of previous mammogram films
  • Assistance with identifying support resources
  • Comprehensive breast care, including a full range of imaging and diagnostic services
  • Comprehensive clinical assessment and support
  • Facilities designed just for you, with elegant décor, subdued lighting and relaxing water wall
  • Ongoing education and disease information
  • Scheduling assistance for appointments and consultations
  • Spa robes
  • Tea service

Our Breast health Locations

Currently Viewing:

Largo Hospital
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
 (727) 588 - 5200

Currently Viewing:

Largo Hospital
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770
 (727) 588 - 5200
St. Petersburg Hospital
6500 38th Ave N
St Petersburg, FL 33710
 (727) 384 - 1414

8.9 miles

Pasadena Hospital
1501 Pasadena Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33707
 (727) 381 - 1000

11.9 miles

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