Don't assume youth and a lack of symptoms mean you don't need an annual screening mammogram - these tests are still the best way to catch breast cancer early and save lives. If you wait for symptoms to emerge, there's a better chance the disease will have spread or be more advanced. On the [...]
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Regional One Health offers comprehensive breast cancer care, from early detection to state-of-the-art treatment
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Regional One Health experts say it's a great time for women to be proactive about getting a screening mammogram. When cancer is identified early, it is much more treatable and survival rates are higher. Regional One Health offers the best screening technology and expertise, as well as [...]
Regional One Health’s East Campus Imaging Center has the technology and expertise to help you stay ahead of breast cancer
By using the best available technology and expertise, Regional One Health's East Campus Imaging Center offers you the best chance of catching breast cancer early, when it is still treatable. Every mammogram is done using 3D technology, which gives the most accurate images, especially for women with dense breast tissue. All mammograms are read [...]
Mammograms 101: Regional One Health experts share what to expect before, during and after your annual screening
Don't let fear of the unknown keep you from getting your annual mammogram - our East Campus Imaging Center team makes it as stress-free as possible. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they're educating women on what to expect before, during and after their test in order to remove the fear factor. It's easy to [...]
Don’t wait for your mammogram! Regional One Health’s East Campus Imaging Center offers ready availability, quick results
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and that makes it a great time for women to get on a regular mammogram screening schedule. The team at our East Campus Imaging Center makes that easy and comfortable. They offer quick scheduling and turnaround on mammograms by appointment or as walk-ins, and their friendly, expert approach [...]
Imaging Center Manager Susan Edwards said imaging is non-invasive with little risk of pain.
“It’s important to come back every year because your body changes,” Novak said. “Women can be scared to death the first time, but we make it as easy and comfortable for them as possible.”
A non-invasive DEXA Scan is recommended for post-menopausal women and patients who take medicines that impact the bones. The scan looks for two conditions: Osteopenia (lower than normal bone density) and Osteoporosis (weak bones that are susceptible to fracture). Ask your doctor if you should have a DEXA Scan if you think you are at risk for bone conditions.