Breast Health

Digital Mammography

The National Cancer Institute recommends that women over 40 have a mammogram every 1 to 2 years.  A screening mammogram can help detect early stages of breast cancer, possibly before it spreads to other areas of the body. FryeCare Outpatient Imaging Center, a service of Frye Regional Medical Center, offers innovative same-day healthcare services along with personal service to make our guests comfortable. Digital Mammography is offered 7am-6pm, Monday-Friday, with the last appointment at 5:45pm. The last appointment on Friday is 4:45pm.


FryeCare Outpatient Imaging
1781 Tate Blvd. SE, Suite 101
Hickory, NC 28602


Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment, and Support

Frye Regional Medical Center has been granted a three-year/Full accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.  A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients a full range of state-of-the-art services.

What Does this Mean for You?

If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, your case will be managed by an interdisciplinary team of medical professionals including:

  • Radiologists

  • General Surgeons

  • Pathologists

  • Medical Oncologists

  • Radiation Oncologists

  • Reconstructive Surgeons

  • Outpatient Diagnosticians

  • Infusion Therapists

  • Pharmacists

  • Nurses

  • Pain Management Clinicians

  • Social Workers

  • Cancer Support Groups

  • Licensed Counselors

Cancer Nurse Navigators

Our multidisciplinary team also includes certified cancer nurse navigators for an added measure of encouragement, education and assistance. Our team of cancer nurse navigators includes a Breast Health Nurse Navigator, a General Cancer Navigator who works with all cancers and a Survivorship Care Navigator that provides patients with care plans to help improve the quality of care of survivors as they move beyond their cancer treatment. Our team of cancer nurse navigators have received specialized training and will listen to your needs and expectations, provide answers to your questions, and guide you through the care process – helping to coordinate and streamline your treatment.

Our cancer nurse navigators offer one-on-one information and support including:

  • Helping you and your family understand your cancer diagnosis
  • Assisting you in evaluating treatment options
  • Educating you about treatment, medications, side effects and recovery
  • Coordinating your appointments with various physicians and therapists
  • Facilitating communication between you and your care team
  • Referring you, if needed, to support programs and resources in the broader community
  • Providing emotional support and guidance

Frye Regional’s cancer nurse navigator program is confidential, and the program is offered free of charge.