Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer. The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer sometime during her lifetime is 1 in 8. Early detection is your best defense.
If you’re 40 or older and have an average risk of breast cancer yearly screening mammograms should be part of your healthcare.
If your breast cancer risk is higher than average talk to your doctor about a more aggressive breast cancer screening plan that makes the most sense for your particular situation. Your plan may include breast MRI or ultrasound in addition to mammograms.
3D Tomosynthesis digital mammography is the most advanced technology available to diagnose and treat breast cancer.
This 3D technology is available at The Breast Care Center at Springfield Hospital. We offer a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary breast care program to meet the needs of patients with general concerns about breast health, breast problems or breast cancer.
Our program of clinical and support services, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and counseling, respects your individuality and is sensitive to your needs.
Our team of medical professionals is highly-skilled, with expertise in all aspects of breast cancer care including prevention, early detection and state-of-the-art treatment.
Our goal is to provide you high quality, expert care, close to home, in a respectful and supportive environment. We are here to help and support you throughout the evaluation and treatment process. If your test results require further testing or treatment, we understand this can be an unsettling time. We are available to discuss your personal situation on the same day to answer any questions you may have.
Your medical care is a team effort and we urge you to ask questions and to discuss any questions you may have.
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Breast Care Coordinator
RN, BSN, BHN-C
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