Breast Center

Lowering Your Risk for Breast Cancer

Minimally Invasive Institute of Surgery Breast Center located in St. Petersburg Florida is lead by Dr. Jinny Gunn. At the Mayo Clinic, her last year of training was primarily focused on surgical oncology and breast disease. After watching her Aunt fight a long and strenuous battle with breast cancer, Dr. Gunn knew she wanted to specialize in breast care throughout her career to help other women in similar positions. She says that one of the things that set her apart from others in the field is that she is a female, and can relate to her patients on an entirely different level than her male colleagues.

Mastectomy

A mastectomy is surgery to remove all breast tissue from a breast as a way to treat or prevent breast cancer.

For those with early-stage breast cancer, a mastectomy may be one treatment option. Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy), in which only the tumor is removed from the breast, may be another option. Dr. Gunn will discuss all options with you. For more information click the link below.

Lumpectomy

Lumpectomy is also called breast-conserving surgery or wide local excision because — unlike a mastectomy — only a portion of the breast is removed. Dr. Gunn may also refer to lumpectomy as an excisional biopsy. For more information click the link below.

Breast Reconstruction

A mastectomy is surgery to remove all breast tissue from a breast as a way to treat or prevent breast cancer.

For those with early-stage breast cancer, a mastectomy may be one treatment option. Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy), in which only the tumor is removed from the breast, may be another option. For more information click the below.

Self Examination

There are also ways you can lower your risk of breast cancer. Things like a healthy diet and active lifestyle will lower your risk for breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. For more information click the below.

What to ask

Dr. Gunn will walk her patients through the operation options and answer questions to ensure they understand the procedure, possible outcomes, and risks. Check out our list of frequently asked questions for ideas on some things you may want to discuss at the time of your appointment. For more information click the below.

Helpful Links

Don’t know where to start? Want to learn more about your options? Visit our ‘helpful links’ page Dr. Gunn herself put together for her patients. For more information click the below.

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