Maintaining a healthy body weight through diet and exercise can help reduce the risk of breast cancer. Obesity is linked to elevated hormone levels, which may contribute to hormonally driven breast cancers. Studies show a 33% increase in breast cancer-specific mortality in obese individuals with a BMI >30. To protect your breast health and overall well-being, prioritize a healthy lifestyle.
Early detection is vital in breast cancer management. Standard-risk patients can benefit from regular mammograms, while those with dense breast tissue may opt for tomosynthesis or “3-D mammograms.” High-risk patients may need a combination of mammograms and MRI alternating every 6 months. Discuss the right screening option for you with your primary care physician or schedule a consult with our office.
Suspicious findings on a screening mammogram or a new lump may warrant diagnostic imaging, including targeted mammograms and ultrasounds. Biopsy, if required, helps confirm the diagnosis. Remember, additional imaging doesn’t always mean breast cancer. A pathologist examines the tissue, and if further treatment is necessary, our breast surgeon will discuss available options.
Treating breast cancer involves a multidisciplinary approach, with a team of physicians tailoring a personalized treatment plan. Your breast surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and others work together to address your unique needs. Your treatment plan will be discussed with you at each visit, ensuring the best possible care.
After breast cancer treatment, regular follow-up care is crucial. Our team will monitor your recovery and address any concerns you may have. We are here to support you every step of the way, providing the necessary care and guidance to ensure your continued well-being.
“Passionate about educating and empowering patients concerning their disease, and guiding them through treatment with confidence.”
The best way to tackle breast cancer is with support and empowerment; that’s what I strive to provide as a fellowship trained Nashville Breast Surgeon. Whether you have a benign breast disease or breast cancer it is important to understand, you are not alone.
Are you looking for a breast cancer surgeon in Murfreesboro, Tennessee? Dr. Keith is known for helping her patients make an informed decision regarding their health and treatment options.
Dr. Keith is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon. When choosing any surgeon, you must consider their training, background as well as their experience. One of the advantages of fellowship training is the number of cases seen during that extra year of training that are specifically related to breast diseases and breast cancer.
Dr. Keith’s practice location in Murfreesboro is convenient for those who do not want to drive into Nashville, fighting the traffic, several times a month surrounding their surgery. She provides access to her expertise in breast surgery from office-based biopsies and diagnosis to surgical management, all while being close to your family and friends. Her staff members are also friendly, professional, highly-trained and qualified to offer assistance in the office. As a woman, Dr. Keith is incredibly empathetic with what her patients go through when faced with breast diseases and hopes that women feel her attempt to meet them at their level.
Dr. Keith specializes in breast surgery for non-cancerous masses and breast cancer. She manages benign issues such as fibroadenomas, cysts, painful breasts and even male breast issues including gynecomastia. When you first see her for your consultation, she will discuss prior imaging, personal and family history and the current symptoms you are experiencing. She will also do a physical exam of your breasts. If needed, she can do an ultrasound-guided biopsy of breast masses in the office on the same day as your visit, set up a stereotactic biopsy or other appropriate imaging you may need. Dr. Keith attempts to get a diagnosis for your concern as soon as possible and guides you along the way throughout treatment. She understands that you must individualize treatment so the patient is at peace with their treatment decisions. For her, every patient is special, individual and deserves quality care.