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AAMC Rebecca Fortney Breast Center

We know the thought of breast cancer and potential breast cancer surgery can be overwhelming. You can trust the Rebecca Fortney Breast Center at Anne Arundel Medical Center to provide personalized and compassionate breast cancer treatment and care that reduces stress and fosters healing.

Our comprehensive, award-winning team of radiologists, breast and reconstructive surgeons, oncologists and other specialists are committed to you from diagnosis through the end of treatment.

Our care team will make sure that you and your family understand all of your treatment options and know what to expect—whether that is a less invasive option or surgery.

We’ve designed our space with you in mind, giving you easy access to all of the services you need.

 

To help you during treatment, AAMC provides a number of resources for you and your loved ones. Our support services include:

  • Financial Navigation
  • Genetic counseling – (BRCA)
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Nutrition services
  • Palliative care
  • Psychosocial counseling
  • Rehabilitation pre and post-surgery
  • Smoking cessation
  • Spiritual care
  • Support groups

About Breast Cancer

BRCA Gene and Genetic Counseling
The BRCA (or Breast Cancer) gene is the most common gene to mutate and cause breast cancer. Women and men who inherit this mutated gene are at increased risk of developing breast cancer and can also pass these genes on to their children. A patient can meet with a genetic counselor to discuss her risks and option. By using information about the family history of cancers, the genetic counselor can recommend whether genetic testing for breast cancer is indicated or not, and if testing is recommended which breast cancer genes should be tested.

 

Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer
Many types of breast cancer cause tumors in your breast, but not all do. You should also watch for these symptoms:

  • Breast or nipple pain
  • Nipple discharge
  • Nipple retraction (turning inward)
  • Redness, scaliness or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
  • Skin irritation
  • Dimpling
  • Swelling or all or part of the breast

Breast Conditions
At the Rebecca Fortney Breast Center, we treat all types of breast conditions—cancerous and non-cancerous—in both men and women.

Non-Cancerous (benign or non-invasive)

  • Abnormal mammogram
  • Atypical ductal hyperplasia
  • Atypical lobular hyperplasia
  • Fibroadenomas
  • Fibrocystic breast cysts
  • Intraductal papillomas
  • Phyllodes tumor

Cancerous (malignant Tumors)

  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC)
  • Metaplastic breast cancer
  • Paget’s disease (ILC)

 

When should I schedule a mammogram?
The American Cancer Society (ACS) recommends that women undergo regular screening mammography for the early detection of breast cancer. The ACS advises starting annual mammography at age 40. Women 55 years and older may transition to biennial screening.

Meet Our Team

At the Rebecca Fortney Breast Center, we take a comprehensive team approach in order to put patients first and deliver personalized care. Our team includes:

  • Board-certified breast surgeons
  • Board-certified plastic reconstructive surgeons
  • Board-certified hematology-oncology specialists, radiation oncologists, thoracic oncologists and a team of therapists, physicists and oncology nurses
  • Cancer Rehab Team
  • Cancer Prevention Specialists
  • Palliative Care Team
  • Pharmacists
  • Rehabilitation/lymphedema physical therapists, genetic counselors, speech language pathologists, nutritionists and social workers
  • Nurse navigators and financial navigators
  • Nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • Tobacco Treatment Specialists

Lorraine Tafra, MD

Breast Surgeon and Medical Director

Robert R. Buras, MD

Breast Surgeon

Rubie Sue Jackson, MD

Breast Surgeon

Wen C. Liang, DO

Breast Surgeon

Meghan Milburn, MD

Breast Surgeon

Annapolis

2000 Medical Parkway,
Annapolis, MD 21401

Bowie

4159 North Hanson Ct.
Bowie, MD 20716

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Chester

Chester
1630 Main Street
Chester, MD 21619
Phone: 410-268-8862

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Odenton

AAMC Odenton Pavilion
1106 Annapolis Rd.
Odenton, MD 21113

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Easton

AAMC Easton Pavilion
28438 Marlboro Ave.
Easton, MD 21601

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