Benign and High-Risk Breast Care Clinic

The Benign and High-Risk Breast Care Clinic at Michigan Medicine is located in the A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center. This clinic is designed for consultations regarding breast conditions that are not related to a breast cancer diagnosis.  Patients may present with changes in their breast exam such as nipple discharge or breast skin changes after being referred by their Primary Care Provider or findings from a recent breast biopsy such as an intraductal papilloma or fibroadenoma. The Breast Care Center at Michigan Medicine recommends seeing a Primary Care Provider about any new breast lump — also called a breast nodule, even in someone who recently had a negative mammogram.  

What We Treat 

We evaluate, diagnose, and treat the scope of breast diseases and issues, such as: 

  • Any type of new lump in the breast 

  • Nipple discharge 

  • Breast infections 

  • Granulomatous Mastitis 

  • Fibrocystic breast disease (common and benign, usually with lumps and discomfort in the breasts) 

  • Symptomatic breast cysts  

  • Intraductal papilloma 

  • Radial Scar 

  • Fibroadenoma  

  • Consultation and evaluation for elevated breast cancer risk (secondary to family history of breast cancer, genetic predisposition to breast cancer, or personal history of high-risk lesion) 

While many changes in the breast aren’t cancer, it is important to schedule an appointment with your doctor if your breasts look or feel different. 

One call to the Benign and High-Risk Breast Care Clinic sets in motion all of the appointments, tests and consultations that will be necessary. Our Breast Imaging program offers a comprehensive system of diagnostic breast imaging services utilizing top-of-the-line equipment with more than 35,000 examinations performed each year, including mammography, ultrasound and MRI-guided breast biopsy. 

Why Choose U-M Health for Benign and High-Risk Breast Care

  • Experience:  We have an established program with a history of providing unparalleled care for individuals with breast disease. 

  • Expertise: We are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a leading program in both gynecology and cancer care. 

  • Team approach: Our integrated treatment teams consult with one another and include world-renowned breast care specialists representing several different fields including surgical oncology, medical oncology, genetics, pathology, radiology/breast imaging, breast reconstructive surgery, radiation oncology, gynecology, social work and nutrition. 

  • Research : We are recognized as a leading research center, which means our patients have access to the latest clinical trials, and benefit from being cared for by physicians involved in extensive research of these conditions. 

Questions/Concerns about Breast Density? 

The Michigan Breast Density Notification Law is in effect, which requires radiologists to notify a woman and her primary care physician should dense breast tissue be identified on her mammogram. 

What To Expect at Your Appointment

  • Prior to your appointment, we will work with you to identify and collect past test results, images and/or medical records for our specialists to review. 

  • We will conduct any additional imaging or diagnostic tests that need to be performed. 

  • We will review your files and perform an initial exam. 

Your provider, along with our multidisciplinary team, will create your individualized care plan. 

Education and Support 

Education, counseling and support are important for every patient. We provide these services through a number of programs, including education and support groups, peer counseling, a reconstruction forum and self-examination instruction. We also provide genetic counseling for women at high-risk for breast cancer

Our faculty has published extensively in the area of breast care and gives numerous lectures around the country on the management of patients with breast diseases. Through our breast fellowship program we have trained and developed the careers of dozens of physicians and scientists, providing them with the knowledge and clinical expertise to care for this growing population of women and to serve as educators and program directors, replicating the University of Michigan Breast Care program at other academic centers around the country. 

Make an Appointment 

To schedule an appointment or for more information call 734-936-5738