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Did you know that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? That’s why regular screenings are essential to early detection and the fight against breast cancer. In fact, with early detection, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 100%.
At Frye Regional Medical Center, your breast health is important to us. All breasts are not the same. That is why our hospital is proud to offer a wide range of breast health screening services and the latest technology to provide customized care and additional peace of mind.
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- Digital mammography or standard 2D mammography is offered for women undergoing routine mammograms.
- 3D mammography (or tomosynthesis) is a more advanced, clinically proven screening and diagnostic tool for early breast cancer detection. It uses advanced technology to take images of your breast from different angles and combine them to create a more complete and accurate image of your breast than is possible with regular 2D digital mammography.
- Breast ultrasounds are used to perform an image-guided overview of the breast and can help pinpoint any areas of concern or diseases that may be present. If you are one of the 40% of women with dense breast tissue, your physician may recommend ABUS, or automated breast ultrasound, for additional peace of mind.
- Breast MRI scans are typically given to patients who are genetically predisposed to breast cancer or those with a strong family or personal history. For these patients, the American Cancer Society recommends both a mammogram and an MRI annually, beginning at age 30. For patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, breast MRI gives surgeons and oncologists a clear picture of the extent of the cancer to ensure that proper treatment is delivered.
- Breast biopsies are performed to obtain a tissue sample from a suspicious area in the breast, so that the cells in the tissue can be evaluated under a microscope. The pathologist then determines what type, if any, disease is present. Our hospital offers ultrasound, stereotactic (X-ray) and MRI guided breast biopsies.
Our Breast Care Nurse
Frye Regional Imaging Center's Breast Care Nurse is specially trained in breast health. She is here to guide you if your mammogram has an abnormal result and will provide you with real-time results to your diagnostic mammogram. She is also available to answer your questions should you need to have a breast ultrasound or other breast imaging procedure.
For more information about early detection, speak with a Breast Care Nurse Navigator by calling 828.315.3241.
Talk with your doctor about your family history, areas of concern, and breast cancer risk. The sooner any form of breast cancer is detected, the greater the likelihood that treatment will be successful.Schedule your screening mammogram today at 828.315.3390. Some breast screenings may require a provider order. Talk to your doctor or find one today by calling 828.315.3391.