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The Ross Breast Center

Mammograms are a girl’s best friend.
When detected early, breast cancer is a curable disease. And the two most important things you can do to protect yourself are monthly breast self-exams and annual mammograms.

Is it time for your mammogram? Please call (903) 531-5433 or request an appointment below.

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Learn more about Henda's Law and Breast Density.

From the vision of the Ross sisters, The Ross Breast Center was established in 1997 as one of the first comprehensive programs in the region designed specifically for breast health and care. Our facilities utilize the most advanced digital technology available to detect breast disease.

And our highly skilled team of board certified radiologists and two fellowship trained, board certified breast radiologists are dedicated to providing compassionate, quality care to our patients every stage of their journey.

Never Give Up.
The Best Protection is Early Detection.

With breast cancer affecting almost 1 in 8 American women, your visit to The Ross Breast Center could be one of the most important steps you take to protect yourself.

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The American Cancer Society recommends:

Between 20 & 40 years of age:
Perform a monthly self breast exam
· Have a breast exam by your health care provider at least once every three years
Age 40 & over:
· Perform a monthly self breast exam
· Have a breast exam by your health care provider every year
· Have a mammogram every year

Learn more about how to perform your monthly self breast exam.

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The Best Protection is Early Detection

When detected early, breast cancer is a curable disease and for this reason we encourage the women of east Texas to take advantage of the various educational opportunities we offer through grants provided by Susan G. Komen – Tyler.

A Hopeful Journey I
Provides education and self breast exam training sessions for African American women in Smith County.

A Hopeful Journey II
Provides breast health and breast cancer education and outreach for, but not limited to, women between the ages of 45-55 and of all ethnic backgrounds in Smith County.

Here for the Journey
Provides breast cancer rehabilitation products to medically under-served women in Smith County. The products include prostheses, lymphedema sleeves, wigs, special bras, stocking caps and headware.

Una Jornada de Esperanza
Provides education and self breast exam training sessions for Hispanic women in Smith County.

Breast Cancer Risk Evaluation and Action (RE-ACT)
Provides women, and rarely men, with medical genetics testing and evaluation, along with personalized recommendations for breast cancer prevention and early detection.

For more information or to make arrangements for your group to participate in one of the classes we offer, please contact our Community Breast Educator, Tracy Sawyer, at (903) 531-5459 or sawyert@tmfhs.org.

Know Your Risk Level for Breast Cancer

Women need know their risk level for breast cancer and understand what they can do to reduce that risk. This is why weoffer a Breast Cancer Risk Evaluation and Action Program to provide women their personalized risk estimates and prevention recommendations for hereditary and non-hereditary breast cancer.

To schedule your breast cancer risk evaluation, please call (903) 510-1173.

Diagnosing Breast Cancer with the Latest Technology

Selenia® Digital Mammography*
· Faster imaging & less radiation exposure
· Shorter exams
· Greater diagnostic accuracy
· Ability to view larger breasts in one image
· Ease of image transmission between physicians
*At all six facilities and our mobile unit.

· Certified “softer mammogram” provider
· Greatly reduces patient discomfort
*Provided to every patient at all six facilities and our mobile unit.

R2 Checker
· Creates computer-enhanced images
· Aids in more efficient & accurate diagnosis

MRI Breast Coil
· For select high-risk patients
· Superior image clarity
· Maximizes diagnostic & interventional capabilities
· Surgical outcomes improve when used to evaluate patient pre-operatively

Bone Density Study*
· Quick & painless
· Determines risk level for bone abnormalities & osteoporosis for men & women
*At our Lake Palestine, Lindale, Jacksonville & North Park – Tyler facilities

Mobile Digital Mammography

Since 1992 we have provided mobile mammography services to the women of east Texas to ensure convenient access to this potentially life-saving screening. The women who use our mobile services benefit from and have access to the same advanced technology and breast health specialists that can be found at any of our Ross Breast Center facilities.


 Comprehensive & Collaborative Breast Care

”What sets our program apart is that we actively encourage and make arrangements for a woman to meet with all prospective specialists who may be directly involved in her care. She can then be counseled by them before any treatment is rendered. Allowing her to make a truly informed decision about her cancer care.” - John Larrinaga, MD, The Ross Breast Center Medical Director

This unique collaboration of care was designed to address all aspects of patient care, disease management and recovery, through research, state-of-the-art technology and a team of specialists dedicated to one goal – your victory. Our coordinated and complete Cancer Care Program also includes the expertise of the nationally recognized physicians of
Texas Oncology – Tyler.


Our proactive, team approach to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment includes:

· An initial diagnostic evaluation to address any clinical concerns
· Immediate feedback following that evaluation
· Plans for follow-up and/or biopsy if needed
· Specialist referrals, including:
   - An initial meeting with one of our general surgeons
   – A medical oncologist
   – A radiation oncologist, when appropriate
   – And one of our plastic surgeons
· An American Cancer Society’s “Reach to Recovery” consultation if desired
· And newly diagnosed cancer patients are discussed at a weekly, multi-disciplinary breast conference amongst a team of medical specialists to offer comments, second opinions and to formulate a treatment plan.

Our Cancer Care Program has achieved full approval from the Commission on Cancer, which recognizes the facility’s commitment to the community and to its cancer patients. This commitment is demonstrated by the organization of cancer services, the scope of quality care provided either on site or by referral and through studies of quality and implemented changes to improve access to care and outcomes.

The ONLY Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in Tyler, Texas

*The Ross Breast Center – NorthPark is a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by The American College of Radiology.

Excellence in image quality, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs and personnel qualifications have been achieved, as well as full accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound, including the ultrasound-guided breast biopsy module by the ACR.



Meet Our Physicians

Radiology & Breast Mammography

Tyler and Jacksonville
Evan Evans, MD
John Larrinaga, MD, Medical Director, The Ross Breast Center
Albert Lee, MD

Warren Abrameit, MD
Charles V. Beall, MD
Clinton J. McGehee, MD
Robert McKinney, MD
Michael J. Norton, MD

CancerCARE Institute
Texas Oncology - Tyler

Cosmetic Surgery

Laura E. O'Halloran, MD
James D. Saar, MD

Our Facilities

North Tyler
910 E. Houston, Ste. 650, NorthPark Medical Plaza
(903) 531-5433 or (800) 464-8807
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South Tyler
8288 S. Broadway Ave., Suite 1000, Broadway Commons
(903) 525-7888 or (800) 464-8807
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18780 I-20 Service Road
(903) 567-7746 or (800) 464-8807
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2026 S. Jackson
(903) 541-4538 or (800) 464-8807
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Lake Palestine
20208 Hwy 155 S.
(903) 591-6888
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3203 South Main
(903) 266-4073 or (800) 464-8807

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Mobile Mammography Unit
(903) 531-5433 or (800) 464-8807


Resource Links

Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Tyler
American Cancer Society
American College of Radiology

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