Breast Cancer Service Additions Enhance Care

For more information, please call 304-526-2270

With the recent addition of a second 3D mammography unit at the Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center, and extended hours for patient appointments at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center Diagnostic Breast Center, breast cancer patients will have greater access to care and all women who come to Cabell Huntington Hospital for a screening mammography will have access to 3D technology.

To allow more women to be screened, Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Breast Health Center recently added a second 3D digital mammography system for routine mammograms because it provides benefits including improved accuracy and detection, clearer images, the ability to detect breast cancer very early and scans can be performed quickly. The Selenia® Dimensions® 3D digital mammography system from Hologic is the latest screening and diagnostic technology available. Breast cancer screening with 3D digital mammography offers an exceptional diagnostic tool for physicians that supports more confident diagnoses and saves valuable time, reducing the need for callbacks for additional imaging and can help patients get results more quickly.

Also, the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center Diagnostic Breast Center will offer evening hours for patient appointments with a breast cancer physician specialist on Mondays and Thursdays until 8 p.m. to accommodate patient schedules. This extended schedule goes into effect October 1, to coincide with local and national Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities that focus on encouraging all women to have yearly screening mammograms.

Uma Sundaram, MD

“Our goal at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center is to provide more, and better, cancer care to our region and the addition of 3D technology and extended hours reflect our continued desire to provide an advanced level of care to our citizens,” said Uma Sundaram, MD, Director of the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital and Vice Dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

Dr. Sundaram said the enhanced care for patients in technology and accessibility further places the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at the forefront of breast cancer care for the region.

“The Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center and the School of Medicine are acutely aware of the need to provide state-of-the-art care to our citizens and the recent developments, as outlined by Dr. Sundaram, demonstrate our commitment to providing such excellent care to the region,” said Joseph I. Shapiro, MD, Dean of Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

Screening mammogram appointments using 3D mammography at the Cabell Huntington Hospital Breast Health Center are available during day and evening hours on weekdays and can be scheduled by calling 304-526-2270. For information about the Diagnostic Breast Center, please call 304-399-6556.

  • Last updated: 10/01/2013
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