Providence Saint Joseph Breast Health Center offers breast health screening services

March 31, 2014
The Providence Saint Joseph Breast Health Center offers a complete range of breast health screening services, including full-field digital mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, diagnostic breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided core biopsies “Our state-of-the-art breast center includes a fellowship-trained female radiologist who many women feel more comfortable with,” explains Judy Fauria, director of Imaging Services. “We have a high rate of accurate diagnoses, and a high breast-conservation rate.” In fact, breast cancer treatment at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center may offer breast preservation rates of close to 85 percent. This is significantly higher than the national average. The Disney Family Cancer Center also offers partial breast irradiation therapy, a potential treatment option for women with breast cancer who need radiation therapy after a lumpectomy. “Findings are still preliminary, but it appears that partial breast irradiation offers results similar to whole breast irradiation in select patients with early stage breast cancer,” says Raul Mena, M.D., the center’s medical director. “And the treatment time is only one week compared to six or seven weeks for whole-breast radiation, which is much more convenient for women.” The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the more successfully it can be treated— making regular mammograms vitally important. Currently, the Breast Health Center is offering screening mammograms at the reduced price of $100. To schedule, call 1-888-HEALING and mention the breast cancer awareness promotion.