Women’s imaging choices for detecting breast cancer
- Posted on: Jul 30 2020
Breast cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the breast area. This cancer, when diagnosed early, can be easily treated with the help of our team at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center. This is why it is so important for women to visit our practice every year for an annual mammogram. In addition, our practice also offers a wide range of alternative imaging solutions to help in diagnosing this and other conditions. The imaging options available for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer may include:
- 2D digital mammography
- 3D mammography
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
- Needle localizations
Using advanced technology to diagnose and treat breast cancer helps patients in the area feel at ease, knowing that they have access to the precision treatments that may not be available at other practices. Testing and diagnostic imaging plays an important roll in early detection and treatment of breast cancer, along with other conditions that impact a woman’s reproductive health.
How often should I see the doctor for breast cancer screenings?
All women should visit their doctor every year for a mammogram and breast examination after the age of 40 to monitor for signs of breast cancer. Patients who have had breast cancer in the past, or who are at high risk, may need to start seeing the doctor earlier for mammographs or more often. Our team can make a recommendation as to a checkup schedule that works for each patient’s unique situation. With these regular visits, patients can take a proactive approach to their breast health.
Contact Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center to learn more about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, we encourage you to work with our team of professionals at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center to discuss treatment. Whether you are being proactive about your health and are in need of imaging services, or want to work with our experienced team of professionals to fight against breast cancer, we are here for you! Call (928) 537-4375 to schedule a visit at any one of our four convenient locations.
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