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The Breast Health Center is located across the street from Cabell Huntington Hospital, at1415 Hal Greer Boulevard
Mammograms and breast ultrasound are performed on site. Services range from screening mammograms for women with no signs of breast cancer to evaluating women with abnormal mammograms or symptoms, such as a lump that might suggest breast cancer.
Appointments are available from 7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and until 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The Breast Health Center has earned accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a consortium of national, professional organizations dedicated to the improvement of the quality of care and monitoring of outcomes of patients with diseases of the breast.
The National Cancer Institute recommends that women age 40 and older should have screening mammograms every one to two years. Women who have a higher-than-average risk of breast cancer (for example, because of a family history of the disease or because they carry a known mutation in either the BRCA1 or the BRCA2 gene) should talk with their healthcare providers about whether to have mammograms before age 40 and how often to have them. Programs are available to help you determine your cancer risk.
Getting a high-quality screening mammogram and having a clinical breast exam (an exam done by a healthcare provider) on a regular basis are the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early. As with any screening test, screening mammograms have both benefits and limitations. For example, some cancers cannot be detected by a screening mammogram but may be found by a clinical breast exam.
Checking one’s own breasts for lumps or other unusual changes is called a breast self-exam, or BSE. This type of exam cannot replace regular screening mammograms or clinical breast exams. In clinical trials, BSE alone was not found to help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer.
When examining your own breasts, remember that breast changes can occur because of pregnancy, aging, menopause, during menstrual cycles and/or when taking birth control pills or other hormones. It is normal for breasts to feel a little lumpy and uneven. Also, it is common for breasts to be swollen and tender right before or during a menstrual period. If you notice any unusual changes in your breasts, please contact your healthcare provider.
The Breast Health Center offers 3-D mammography, the latest technology in the battle against breast cancer, which takes advantage of all of the benefits of digital mammography to create unparalleled, high-quality images.
3-D mammography produces three-dimensional images that reveal the inner architecture of the breast, follow the shape of the breast tissue to create a stack of thin high-resolution images that provide clear, more precise images. The quality of these images enables abnormalities to be seen early, when breast cancer is most treatable.
Our focus is on health, healing and hope. Our caring staff is on hand to answer questions and make you feel as comfortable as possible during your mammogram or other procedures.