One hour, once a year that could save your life. Mammograms are simple, routine screenings that help detect breast cancer early, rather than waiting for symptoms to appear. Women 40 and older should have an annual mammogram as part of their yearly health journey. Schedule yours today by calling 423-744-3372.
Did you know that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? That’s why it’s important to begin annual mammogram screenings at age 40. Regular mammograms are essential to early detection and the fight against breast cancer. In fact, with early detection, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 100 percent. At Starr Regional Medical Center, your breast health is important to us. Our staff provide compassionate care in a comfortable and welcoming environment to help you stay on top of your health and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing and being prepared.
The Senographe Essential Full-field digital mammography system offers superior imagery for a more accurate diagnosis. The actual exam is more comfortable and much faster for the patient with results immediately available to the radiologists for diagnosis.
Ultrasounds are often performed for many reasons, including when suspicious findings show up on a mammogram. These painless exams help in determining if the finding is a cyst or a mass.
Stereotactic and ultrasound core biopsies can be performed at the Breast Center when further testing is necessary. These procedures remove tissue samples for examination without surgery.
A bone density test is a simple procedure that can be scheduled at the same time as your annual mammogram. This test is used to detect early signs of osteoporosis by measuring the mineral content in the hip and spine where bone loss is most likely to occur.