Breast Cancer Services

Information about the Breast Cancer Clinic
Information about the Breast Team
Information on the Breast Center (mammograms)
Information on the Mammovan

Did you know that the five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer is 80%? In recent years, there’s been an explosion of life-saving treatment advances against breast cancer, bringing new hope to patients who are diagnosed with this disease.

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, UAMS is here to offer you the best care. As the only teaching hospital in Arkansas, we have the latest cutting-edge technology and equipment. Our caring and compassionate staff members will answer all your questions and help you understand your treatment options.

Our Breast Cancer Clinic provides comprehensive and innovative services, including minimally invasive procedures and a surgical technique designed to avoid the arm swelling knows as lymphedema.

Our Breast TEAM™ (Together Empowering Advances in Medicine) meets weekly to discuss the best treatment strategy for each patient. Team members include surgeons, nurses, pathologists, social workers, radiologists, medical oncologists and others. Our team approach to individualized care sets our breast cancer services apart.

About Breast Cancer

The breast is made up of glands called lobules that can make milk and thin tubes called ducts that carry the milk from the lobules to the nipple. Breast tissue also contains fat and connective tissue, lymph nodes, and blood vessels.  The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the cells of the ducts. Breast cancer can also begin in the cells of the lobules and in other tissues in the breast. Invasive breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread from where it began in the ducts or lobules to surrounding tissue.

Our Breast Center has some of the most advanced technology available in the country and offers all forms of breast imaging.

The MammoVan makes it possible for women across Arkansas to benefit from UAMS’ mammography services close to home.

Lymphedema occurs when the body’s lymphatic system is unable to drain fluid from the body that causes chronic swelling which can occur because of cancer treatments like surgery and radiation therapy.

Learn more about our Lymphedema Clinic

Make an Appointment

If you are a new patient and need an appointment, please call 501-296-1200.
For returning patients,  please visit Appointments  for your clinic number.

Surgical Oncologist

A surgical oncologist is a surgeon who specializes in the surgical removal of cancerous tumors.

Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D.
Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
Daniela A. Ochoa, M.D.
Daniela A. Ochoa, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
Kent C. Westbrook, M.D.
Kent C. Westbrook, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist

Medical Oncologist

Medical oncologists specialize in the treatment of solid tumors, usually with chemotherapy or by referral to a surgeon for removal of the tumor.

Issam Makhoul, M.D.
Issam Makhoul, M.D.
Medical Oncologist

Radiologist

The radiologist interprets the screening mammogram. An experienced breast cancer radiologist usually has a good handle on the benign or malignant characteristics of breast tumors.

Don Bice, MD
C. Don Bice, M.D.
Radiologist
• Dr. Gwendolyn Bryant-Smith
Gwendolyn Bryant-Smith, M.D.
Radiologist

Radiation Oncologist

A radiation oncologist specializes in treating cancers with radiation therapy by using high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells.

Thomas Kim, M.D.
Thomas Kim, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Sanjay Maraboyina, M.D.
Sanjay Maraboyina, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist/Clinic Director

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Plastic and reconstructive surgery refers to a variety of operations performed in order to repair or restore body parts to look normal, or to change a body part to look better.

Keith Wolter, M.D., Ph.D.
Keith Wolter, M.D., Ph.D.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
James C. Yuen, M.D.
James C. Yuen, M.D.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Genetic Counselor

A geneticist is a biologist who studies genetics, the science of genes, heredity, and variation of organisms.

Jill Kelsay
Jill Kelsay
Genetic Counselor
Kristin K. Zorn, M.D.
Kristin K. Zorn, M.D.
Gynecologic Oncologist

Palliative Care

Palliative Care doctors focus on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.

James Fletcher
James Fletcher, M.D.
Palliative Care
Sarah E. Harrington, M.D.
Sarah E. Harrington, M.D.
Palliative Care
Carrie Hyde, M.D.
Carrie Hyde, M.D.
Palliative Care
Heather Moore, M.D.
Heather Moore, M.D.
Palliative Care
Elizabeth Rogers, M.D.
Elizabeth Rogers, M.D.
Palliative Care

Interventional Radiologist

Interventional Radiologists diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes.

James Meek, M.D.
James Meek, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist
Mollie Meek, M.D.
Mollie Meek, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) is a nurse who has a master’s, post-masters, or doctoral degree in a nursing specialty and can generally practice medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Blakely Edmund, APRN
Blakely Edmund, APRN
APRN
Christina Porter
Christina Porter, APRN
APRN
Meagan Walker
Meagan Walker, APRN
APRN

Breast Cancer Support Team

Carrie Calhoon
Carrie Calhoon, LCSW
Social Worker
Cosgrove
Peggy Cosgrove
Dietitian
Cindy Dilport MSW/LCSW
Cindy Dillport MSW/LCSW
Social Worker
Harriet Farley
Harriet Farley, LCSW
Social Worker
Candace Johnson, MSW, LCSW
Candace Johnson, MSW, LCSW
Leigh Madison
Leigh Madison, LCSW
Social Worker
Dana McClendon
Dana McClendon
Dietitian
Leann Mullens
Leann Mullens
Dietitian
Ryan Pritchard, PharmD
Ryan Pritchard, PharmD
Pharmacist
Amanda Tennyson
Amanda Tennyson
Dietitian

Breast Cancer Clinical Trials

Appointments

501-296-1200

Radiation Oncology Center

501-664-4568

Breast Cancer Health Library


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