Breast Cancer Treatment Consultations Specialist

Breast Ultrasound Center -  - Radiologist

Breast Ultrasound Center

Radiologist located in Pasadena, CA

As a leading radiologist in Southern California, Dr. Kelly has an established network of cancer treatment providers throughout the Pasadena area and can help women arrange for consultations and treatment for breast cancer as well as biopsies to provide additional information about a suspicious lesion.

Breast Cancer Treatment Consultations Q & A

What happens if a mammogram or SonoCiné reveals a lesion in my breast tissue?

In some cases, benign (noncancerous) lumps and nodules may be diagnosed from visual characteristics. Ultrasound is an excellent diagnostic tool that may prevent an unnecessary biopsy.  But in other cases, you may need a biopsy to determine if the lesion is cancerous. Biopsies can also determine the type of breast cancer that's present and how aggressive it may be. Depending on the results of the biopsy, you may also be advised to have biopsies of lymph nodes to determine if the cancer may have spread.

Can Dr. Kelly help me find a treatment provider?

Yes; if a suspicious lesion requires a biopsy or if you need to find a skilled doctor for the treatment of breast cancer, Dr. Kelly can help you identify a treatment provider in your area who has the skills and experience to ensure you receive the best care possible. As a leading radiologist in the the Southern California area, Dr. Kelly has developed an extensive network of oncologists and other care providers and can identify the doctors who would be most suitable for your care needs.

Does Dr. Kelly treat breast cancer?

No, Dr. Kelly is a radiologist, which means he specializes in advanced imaging techniques that can help oncologists (cancer treatment doctors) provide the best, most targeted treatment based on the specific characteristics of your cancer. He can also recommend treatment providers and consult with your chosen oncologist to perform additional imaging tests during treatment to monitor how effective your treatment is in managing your cancer.

Is every lesion cancerous?

No, many lesions are benign, including calcium deposits and fluid-filled cysts. Ultrasound provides greater detail for many lesions suspected of being benign, but in some cases – especially when lesions appear irregular in shape – a biopsy will be needed to make sure the lesion is not cancerous.