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Breast Cancer

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A diagnosis of Breast Cancer can bring about a very scary and lonely feeling. Fortunately, Mercy Health System’s team of experts is trained in the latest medical and surgical techniques to help get you through this difficult time. Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment have advanced significantly over the last few years. The survival outcomes are better than they have ever been in history.

Mammography

Mercy Health System is proud to offer our patients access to 3D mammography—one of the newest, most innovative technologies in women’s healthcare. In 3D mammography, also known as digital breast tomosynthesis, images of the whole breast are taken in slices (similar to a CT scanner) from multiple angles, which gives a more complete view. The key role of mammography is to identify breast cancer early in its development—when it is very small and long before it can't be felt to the touch. Mammography detects about 2-3 times as many early breast cancers as a physical examination.

Stereotactic Biopsy

Stereotactic Biopsy uses a computer to enable healthcare providers to locate and obtain a sample of a questionable area on a mammogram. Because this procedure can be done in radiology on an outpatient basis, it is rapidly replacing surgical biopsy. Women who undergo stereotactic biopsy can take comfort in knowing that the procedure is safe, simple and only mildly uncomfortable.

Breast Care Coordinator

Our Breast Care Coordinator is committed to ensuring you and your family have the information and support you need to make informed decision about your diagnosis and planned treatment.

You can learn more about our Breast Health services in our Women’s Health section.

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