Mammogram and Breast Health
The Breast Center of ARHS houses all breast diagnostic services under one roof, resulting in a quicker diagnosis and treatment process. The Hologic 3D Mammography technology (added in 2015) accounts for a 41 percent increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers and a 29 percent increase in the detection of all types of breast cancer. Through this technology, we also report fewer false positives and we can detect smaller malignancies that might otherwise be missed.
- Hologic 3D Mammography
- Breast Cancer Screening
- Breast Diagnostic Services
- Total Breast Ultrasound
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
Who should get a mammogram?
The National Cancer Institute recommends:
- Women 40 years and older should get a mammogram every 1 to 2 years.
- Women who have had breast cancer or other breast problems or who have a family history of breast cancer might need to start getting mammograms before age 40, or they might need to get them more often.
Talk to your doctor about when to start and how often you should have a mammogram.
What are the benefits of 3D?
Because 3D Mammography allows the radiologist to better assess the size, location and shape of any abnormal tissue, more cancers are found at earlier, more treatable stages. It also reduces the chance of a false positive resulting in further imaging.
At Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) patients have come to expect and appreciate the family-first team approach used to diagnose and treat breast cancer in the High Country. Thanks to advanced technology, a collaborative medical community, innovative surgical techniques, and a first-class regional cancer center located right here in our backyard, patients are choosing now more than ever to stay in our community for their cancer treatment.
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