There have been many recent advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of Breast Cancer. At Mercy, you have access to some of the latest treatment options available.
Our Comprehensive Services Include:
Digital mammography is redefining the way women’s healthcare is delivered and provides a new option in breast health. The key role of digital mammography is to identify breast cancer in its development when it is very small. This is often a year or two before it is felt by your healthcare provider. Mammography detects about 2-3 times as many early breast cancers as a physical examination.
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 out-patient 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.
A Breast Ultrasound enhances the standard ultrasound image by providing a four dimensional view of the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels. Ultrasound is often used to diagnose medical conditions or symptoms.
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 decisions about your diagnosis and treatment.
Breast Cancer Team
The Mercy Breast Cancer team is made up of breast surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and pathologists. Together, the team assesses each individual patient's disease and works with you to develop a personalized care plan.
Our radiation oncologists have access to leading-edge technology for breast cancer treatment. Our medical oncologists can offer every chemotherapy option available, including innovative therapies through clinical research and our affiliation with the Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Network.
If surgery is being considered as a treatment option, our operating rooms are fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology and caring surgical staff including two highly trained breast surgeons.