Breast Health

Breast Health

Breast Health services offered in North Charleston, SC

Though more common in women, breast cancer affects both sexes. At The Breast Place in North Charleston, South Carolina, Jennifer Beatty, DO, FACS, and the team specialize in breast health, providing benign and malignant breast health care for all people. For expert breast health care, call The Breast Place or book an appointment online today.


Breast Health Q & A

Why is breast health important?

Breast health is important because there are diseases and conditions that affect the breast tissue. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosis in women. Though significantly less common, men get breast cancer too.

The Breast Place is a private medical practice with a team of medical professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating breast health issues for all people.

When should I see a breast health specialist?

The team at The Breast Place recommends scheduling an appointment if you have concerns about breast health, unusual symptoms, or were recently diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Some of the symptoms the team evaluates and treats include:

Breast pain

You can develop breast pain from numerous causes, including stress, too much caffeine, or hormone imbalance. If you have sharp, dull, constant, or intermittent breast pain, the team at The Breast Place can find the cause and provide any necessary treatment.

Breast lump or mass

You or your health care provider may find a breast lump or mass during a breast exam or following a routine mammogram. If you have a lump in your breast, you need to schedule a consultation with the breast specialists at The Breast Place. They can determine whether the lump is benign or malignant and talk to you about next steps.


An abscess is a painful infection in the breast requiring immediate medical care. The team at The Breast Place treats breast abscesses.

Nipple discharge

Nipple discharge is alarming and may occur from many causes. If you have unexpected milky, bloody, or clear discharge from your nipple, schedule an appointment at The Breast Place. 


Gynecomastia is the overdevelopment of male breast tissue. If you have enlarged male breast tissue, the team at The Breast Place can talk to you about your treatment options. 

What can I expect during a  breast health consultation?

When you come in with concerns about breast health, the team at The Breast Place performs a thorough evaluation, reviews your family history, and conducts a clinical breast exam. They also do breast ultrasound testing to find tumors not visible in a mammogram.

If you have a lump, the team may perform a biopsy to determine if the lump is cancerous or not. 

The Breast Place also offers genetic testing, oncoplastic surgery, and aesthetic services. 

When it comes to your health, The Breast Place is there for you. Call or schedule a consultation online today.