Breast diagnostic center in Corpus Christi
The Breast Center of South Texas, part of Corpus Christi Medical Center Bay Area, offers high-quality imaging, mammography and diagnostic screening services. Patients have access to personalized care with an experienced team in a friendly, welcoming environment.
Accredited by The Texas Department of State Health Services, our Breast Center meets requirements set by the Mammography Quality Standards Act to ensure the quality of care. Our team performs digital screening mammography, including 3D mammography, to help women discover potential breast issues at their earliest stage.
For more information about our breast care services, call (361) 761-3532.
Breast screenings are the first step in evaluating breast disorders. A key factor in managing your breast health is to get mammograms regularly.
Our center offers several options to fit your health needs. Our skilled staff provides support and education. If needed, our doctors help you explore treatment options if you have a cancer diagnosis. Some screening tests your physician may order include:
- Breast MRI
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast biopsy
- Chest X-rays
- Computed tomography (CT) scans
- Genetic testing to evaluate your breast cancer risk
Digital mammogram technology allows our radiologists to get more accurate results and helps them see and diagnose questionable areas in breast tissue. Our experienced imaging technicians provide personalized mammogram services to get you and your physician the most precise results.
Our services include diagnostic screening mammography and 3D mammography (tomography), which is when multiple X-ray images are combined to create a 3D scan of breast tissue.
We accept appointments and walk-ins. And, a physician referral is not required.
Early detection for breast disease
When found early, doctors can treat breast disease before it advances to a more critical stage. That is why the American College of Radiology recommends women undergo a baseline mammogram starting at 35 to 40 years old and get annual mammograms starting at 40 years old.
Signs of breast cancer
Quickly recognizing symptoms or signs of breast cancer helps with early detection. If you see the symptoms below, talk with your doctor as soon as possible:
- An inverted nipple (nipple pulls inward)
- Breast lump or hardening in breast
- Nipple discharge
- Unusual breast changes (skin, tissue, shape)
Breast cancer risk factors
Several factors may give put you at risk for breast cancer. Becoming familiar with risk factors and partnering with your provider to prevent or manage them helps with early cancer detection. Some of those risk factors are:
- Dense breasts
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Family history of breast cancer
- Overweight or obesity
- Personal history of breast cancer
- Poor diet, eating unhealthy foods
Breast cancer treatments and support
A breast cancer diagnosis covers cancer type and cancer stage. If we confirm a cancer diagnosis, our care doesn't end there. We help you explore the treatment options available by referring you to our specialists in oncology services.
We provide nurse navigator support to reinforce patient education on breast cancer and treatment options. We streamline communication between you and members of our healthcare teams.
Our nurse navigators also serve as a support resource to patients and their families. They help decrease barriers to care by assessing needs and linking patients with support groups and resources.
Getting to our center
We're located inside Corpus Christi Bay Area in Suite 110. We are about 30 minutes south of Interstate 37 on Texas 358. Our hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.
For more information about The Breast Center of South Texas, call (361) 761-3532.