Screening mammography is a comprehensive test available for the early detection of breast cancer in asymptomatic women. In many cases it can detect an abnormality before it can be felt. Community Hospital utilizes the latest technology for mammogams including digital mammography, 3D mammography, computer-aided detection (CAD) and automated calculation of breast density.
Radiologist Duncan Leever, MD, gives an inside look into the importance of regular breast screenings: “Breast tomosynthesis (3D) is the latest innovation in mammography and may result in earlier detection of small breast cancers that could be hidden on a conventional mammogram, fewer unnecessary biopsies or additional tests, and clearer images of abnormalities within dense breast tissue.”
The fact is, all mammograms are not created equal. So before you make your next appointment, make sure you know all the facts. Like the fact that Community Hospital was the first to offer digital mammography in the Grand Valley. We're willing to invest in your health, your comfort and your peace of mind.
Listen to your heart. Listen to us. Listen to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which found that breast cancer incidence in women has increased from one in twenty in 1960 to one in eight today. If detected early, the five-year survival rate for this disease exceeds 95%. Do what's best for yourself. Do what's best for your health.