Doctors Hospital of Manteca Spotlighting Breast HealthOct 3, 2022
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Doctors Hospital of Manteca is committed to the fight against breast cancer. Statistics indicate that one out of every eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent. Mammograms are the most effective form of early detection. Doctors Hospital of Manteca makes it easy for women to get their routine screenings, including offering next day appointments and extended hours in October.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca is putting its breast health services in the spotlight in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Although, it’s important to keep breast health top of mind year round.
Doctors Hospital of Manteca offers state-of-the-art imaging services in the Women’s Imaging Center, and personalized patient care with a dedicated breast health coordinator. Navy Kim, RN, guides patients through the diagnostic evaluation period, up to and through a diagnosis of cancer by providing emotional support, education and resources.
Comprehensive screening and diagnostic services are available in the Women’s Imaging Center including mammography, breast ultrasound, breast biopsies and breast MRI. The center provides a continuum of services under one roof, providing ease and accessibility to patients. The goal is to provide prompt and accurate answers from when a lump is detected to when a diagnosis is provided, helping alleviate stress and anxiety for the patient.
The Women’s Imaging Center is an American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. This designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.
Annual mammograms are an important part of a woman’s wellness routine, generally beginning at age 40. The Women’s Imaging Center at Doctors Hospital of Manteca is staying open late every Monday in October until 7 p.m. to accommodate busy women. Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day for those with busy schedules. We understand it may be difficult for working moms and busy women to get in for their screenings during normal business hours. But the last thing that should be neglected is their health. These extended hours allow women to come in after hours, when it may be more convenient. If you would like to schedule a mammogram, or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please call 833-217-3930 or visit www.doctorsmanteca.com.
The Women’s Imaging Center at Doctors Hospital of Manteca is proud to offer 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening. Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis when combined with a conventional 2D mammography has a 40 percent higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone.
3D mammography with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) offers exceptionally sharp breast images, and an advanced design providing more patient comfort. The tomosynthesis platform is designed to deliver superior screening and diagnostic performance for all breast types. It produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.
Breast tomosynthesis has the potential to benefit all screening and diagnostic mammography patients and is especially valuable for women receiving a baseline screening, those who have dense breast tissue and/or women with a personal history of breast cancer.