Breast Cancer Specialist

Breast cancer is a daunting condition that takes an enormous toll on patients. Dr. Brian Citro, a top-notch general surgeon, walks patients through every step, making sure they have a clear understanding of the best course of treatment, and the best way forward. Dr. Citro specializes in the advanced treatment of benign and malignant breast disease. Based in his Las Vegas practice, Nexus Care, he operates with a focus on you, and the support and guidance you need. Call the practice today or book your appointment online to find out how Dr. Citro can help you.

Breast Cancer Q & A

by Brian Citro, MD

What are the signs of breast cancer?

Sometimes there are no outward, noticeable signs of breast cancer, but the most obvious ones are lumps. The breast can also swell and become red, and the underarm lymph nodes can swell too and get bigger.

Check yourself regularly for any of those signs. It’s always safer to do self-tests, even though most breast lumps end up being noncancerous, (benign). Other signs to look out for are:

  • Breast pain
  • Changes in the nipple appearance
  • Cysts


Always express any concerns: The more information Dr. Citro and his staff have, the better they can help you. Something you might not think is relevant could be a valuable piece of your health puzzle.

What are the first steps in treating breast cancer?

First, Dr. Citro will choose the necessary exams that you might need to undergo to get a diagnosis, including a:

  • Breast MRI, which uses radio waves and a magnet to produce images
  • Mammogram, an X-ray of the breast
  • Physical breast exam to check both breasts and lymph nodes for lumps or abnormalities
  • Breast ultrasound, a technology that creates images of the inner structures of your body
  • Biopsy, involving the removal of a small sample of the breast cells for testing


If it turns out that you have cancerous breast cells, Dr. Citro assesses the stage of the cancer, if it’s spreading or not, and decide the right treatment options.

What are the different types of breast cancer?

Cancer in the lining of the milk duct is the most common. Cancer of the lobules is where the breast milk is produced. Sarcoma, though rare, is a cancer of the connective tissue.

Dr. Citro can provide you with more tools and information to build your knowledge, and give you more understanding about your health.

What are some of the treatment options for breast cancer?

Treatments depend on the size, stage, and severity of your cancer, but include:

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy uses X-rays and protons to destroy cancerous cells.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy typically uses drugs to destroy cancerous cells.

Hormone Therapy

Some cancers may respond to hormone therapy, which works to block, add, or remove hormones in your body to stop or slow the growth of cancer cells.

Lumpectomy

A lumpectomy is the surgery to remove the tumor, and a small amount of the healthy tissue surrounding the tumor.

Mastectomy

A Mastectomy is a surgery to remove the entire breast.

Axillary Lymph Node Dissection

This is a procedure where the doctor remove your lymph nodes.


Dr. Citro and his staff are available to help. Book online or call Nexus Care today to make an appointment.

Insurance

We accept the majority of health insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "My experience with Dr. Citro, his office staff and his surgical staff were amazing, from the first visit until my follow up from surgery. I would refer him to anyone."

    Michele F.
  • Yelp

    "The doctor was very efficient. The procedure to take out two hernias took less than an hour. I am very happy that I was referred to him by my doctor."

    Precious S.
  • Healthgrades

    "He was pleasant, explained what the procedure involved, gave me information on the procedure... And staff helped alleviate any fears I had of getting surgery."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I feel very comfortable with the job Dr. Citro performed on me. I'm healing well and feel great! Dr. Citro was very professional, and personable."

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  • Vitals

    "Very professional, great doctor. I'm very happy with my surgery, and will recommend to my friends and family."

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  • Vitals

    "I have had to use the services of Dr. Citro on two occasions and on both he did a excellent job. I can recommend him and if I am in need again will not hesitate."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Brian Citro is the best I really appreciate what he did for me. During my hernia surgery all his staff were very helpful and nice."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "He is really good, having full mastery of the art of doing robotic surgery. He will explain to you thoroughly what will you expect from your procedure. Thanks Doc."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "The entire process was handled with professionalism, and care. I felt relaxed and very comfortable with the entire situation. I would definitely recommend him."

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  • Vitals

    "Staff was very friendly, helpful, cordial and prompt. Dr. Citro was very knowledgeable and caring. He made sure I felt comfortable."

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  • Vitals

    "I was thoroughly pleased with my experience with Dr Citro. After he performed the surgery, the scar was barely noticeable. I would highly recommend him."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Hopefully we won't have any further needs to see a surgeon but if we did - we would choose Dr. Citro again."

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  • Vitals

    "My doctor who referred me said that if he was having my surgery he would have Citro do the surgery, so that was enough for me. Recovery went well and post op was good."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Citro has done several surgeries for me and I won't go anywhere else when I need surgery in the future. Love him and all his staff!"

    Verified Patient
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2420 Professional Ct, #110
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Phone: 702-648-9400
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