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Dr. Dwight Im is internationally recognized for his skill in gynecologic robotic surgery and serves as Director for The Neil B. Rosenshein, M.D., Institute for Gynecologic Care, The Gynecologic Oncology Center and Mercy's National Institute of Robotic Surgery.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy is led by Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang, and Dr. Brendan Collins -recognized specialists in breast reconstruction and restoration.
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The breast specialists of The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy in Baltimore evaluate breast conditions including breast lumps, breast pain, and nipple discharge to determine the cause and treat the underlying issue.
Most women, in all stages of life, experience a small amount of discharge from their nipples upon squeezing the breast even if they are not pregnant and even during a normal period. It is common to experience a small amount of nipple discharge that varies in color from white, yellow, green to brown. Nipple discharge is often due to a benign growth from the lining of the ducts in the breasts, but in a small number of cases is due to a malignant growth and requires further work-up.
You should call your doctor when the nipple discharge is a large amount, spontaneous, clear or bloody. To diagnose the cause of nipple discharge, your doctor will likely order a mammogram or sonogram.
Most of the time the cause of nipple discharge is benign (non-cancerous). If no abnormalities are found after a mammogram or sonogram, your doctor may perform a ductoscopy, to aid with identifying the position of the growth, and then remove the growth (called excision). If an abnormality (potential cancer) is found on one of your tests, your breast surgeon will work with you to determine the best course of action to treat the breast disease.
The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, features some of the Mid-Atlantic’s top rated breast cancer doctors, surgeons and specialists in a comfortable, caring atmosphere within The Weinberg Center for Women’s Health & Medicine. The Breast Center provides the Baltimore region with expertise in patient treatment for diseases and conditions including breast cancer, breast lumps, breast calcifications, nipple discharge and cysts. Our Doctors offer advanced treatment options and were the first in Maryland to treat patients using (IORT) intraoperative radiation therapy.
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Dr. Neil Friedman, Director of The Hoffberger Breast Center is one of the most respected breast cancer surgeons in the Baltimore area. He has focused his career on improving treatment options for women with breast cancer.
A lover of sailing, Grace shares her experience with overcoming breast cancer and returning to the hobby she loves.