Breast Cancer

One in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. This makes screening and early detection important to all women.

Find the breast care you need for each stage of your journey – from prevention and screening, to diagnosis, treatment, survivorship care and beyond – at Avera.

Nationally Recognized Breast Care

Receive the highest standard of care at Avera Breast Center in Sioux Falls, SD – recognized as one of the best in the nation and accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

Advanced Screening Technology

At Avera, you’ll benefit from the latest and most comprehensive screening services, such as:

  • Avera High-Risk Breast Cancer Prevention Clinic creates prevention and screening plans based on your personal risk factors in order to catch cancer earlier.

  • 3-D mammography provides hundreds of views of your breast for earlier diagnosis.

  • Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) evaluates suspicious areas using an injection of contrast to highlight areas where there is increased blood flow – a sign that may be associated with cancer.

  • Digital mammography detects changes in the breast that may indicate early signs of cancer too small or subtle to be felt by self-exams.

If your mammography results are inconclusive, rely on our experts and effective diagnostic testing options to provide the additional insight you need.

Comprehensive Breast Cancer Treatment

Most often, an abnormal mammogram turns out to be noncancerous. If you do receive a breast cancer diagnosis, you can count on the remarkable, innovative and complete treatment options at Avera Cancer Institute locations across the Upper Midwest.

  • Clinical trials provide access to innovative screening, diagnosis and treatment options

  • Cancer Second Opinion offers a second, third and fourth opinion – all in one visit. You can meet with a surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist and other specialists during one appointment to discuss treatment options.

  • Radiation therapy provides options with fewer treatments such as electron-based intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) — a treatment available in the region only at Avera.

  • Breast surgery and reconstruction options — including lumpectomy, mastectomy and oncoplasty — to help you look and feel your best.

  • Integrative medicine therapies, such as acupuncture and aromatherapy, can reduce side effects or symptoms.

  • Navigation Center provides answers and support from expert oncology social work and nurse navigators available 24/7.

  • Breast navigators work with you from day one to guide you through the process of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

  • Genomic medicine testing provides vital information to pinpoint the treatment that will work best for you.

In addition, you’ll benefit from access to breast health navigators and a wide variety of cancer support services.

Dedicated Breast Health Expertise

breast center accreditationsWith more than 30 years of experience in breast surgery and treatment, you can trust our dedicated breast care team to deliver the care that best meets your needs. Your care team may include:

  • Breast cancer research professionals
  • Breast health navigators
  • Breast surgeons and plastic surgeons
  • Genetic counselors
  • Medical and radiation oncologists, including the region’s only dedicated breast medical oncologist
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Social workers

Your Customized Treatment Plan

You and your care team explore and evaluate every option before developing a customized plan to treat the cancer in a way that best fits your particular situation.

Navigate Your Options

Partner with a breast health navigator at Avera Cancer Institute Sioux Falls, who serves as a knowledgeable, supportive guide from the time of initial imaging and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care.

Your navigator will provide the information and support you need for decision making in every step of your journey. Find confidence in her commitment to understanding your unique needs and assisting you as your specific care plan unfolds. For more information, call 605-322-3806 or 605-322-3809.

Breast Health Resources

Learn more about breast health and breast cancer in our health library.

24/7 Cancer Support

No matter where you live or receive care, you can call or email the Avera Cancer Institute with your cancer-related questions or concerns.


Schedule Your Mammogram

Find an Avera mammography location near you to schedule your appointment. At some Avera locations, you may be able to schedule your mammogram appointment online or take advantage of our mobile mammography services at an outreach site close to home.

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Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.