Meet the Doctor

Dr. Nicholas Tranakas, M.D.
Medical Director of Cancer Services
Broward Health
1600 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-355-4400

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The Breast Center at Broward Health Medical Center, opened in June 1998, offers a full spectrum of cancer care to meet the needs of the people of Broward County.

Services include:

  • Breast Cancer Navigator Program
  • Digital Mammograms
  • Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Biopsies
  • Bone density
  • Genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene
  • Breast cancer high risk program. Evaluate your risk
  • Multidisciplinary planning of breast cancer treatment
  • Clinical breast exams

Comprehensive Breast Services
Comprehensive Breast Services include routine screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasound, second opinion services, breast self-exam instruction, and educational resources. State-of-the-art equipment includes digital mammography and breast MRI as well as MRI-guided biopsies. Genetic screening and testing for breast and ovarian cancer is also available, along with the capability for prone and upright biopsies.

Breast Cancer Navigator Program
Broward Health provided 29,380 mammograms last year, nearly 3,000 of them for women who had no insurance and could not afford to pay. A grant of nearly $150,000 from the Florida Division of the American Cancer Society will help Broward Health set up a new Breast Cancer Patient Navigator Program to ensure that more women living in poverty will get the medical care they need after an abnormal mammogram or a diagnosis of breast cancer. [more...]

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