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The Breast Center at Memorial Hospital was designed by women, for women. We have created a warm, home-like atmosphere at the Breast Center. We offer the complete array of services that you need and the expertise of a fellowship-trained physician and a team of dedicated professionals who will provide you with the one-on-one attention that you deserve. The Breast Center is located on 1600 Sixth Avenue Suite 106, York, PA 17403. Please park and enter from the side entrance, it is the first suite on the right as you enter the building.
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Full-field Digital Mammography
A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray image of your breast. It is the best way of finding breast cancer during its early, more treatable stages. The Breast Center at Memorial Hospital offers the latest technology in full-field digital mammography.
ImageChecker Computer Aided Detection System
This technology provides our radiologists with the newest advancements in medical imaging and is designed to assist in minimizing false negative readings during mammogram screenings.
An ultrasound is a painless test that uses sound waves to image the body without using radiation. It is not meant to replace a mammogram, but is used to further evaluate an abnormality.
These procedures utilize a special needle to take a sample of abnormal tissue in a breast.
The Breast Center at Memorial Hospital now offers Dexa scanning. A Dexa study is a painless test that shows the level of bone density in the spine, hips and /or wrist to look for osteoporosis.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There is no breast cancer in my family, so do I have to worry?
70% of all women who get breast cancer have absolutely no risk factors. The bottom line is that all women are at risk for breast cancer.
I don’t have the money for this test. How can I afford it?
Pennsylvania offers programs for women to receive free or low cost mammograms. Memorial Hospital has a financial assistance program for those in need. For more information, please call 717-849-5420.
At my age, is it necessary to check my breasts? Am I too old to get breast cancer?
The risk of breast cancer increases with age, so the older you get the more chance you have of developing breast cancer. Unfortunately, the incidence of breast cancer is also increasing in younger women. That is why screening should begin at 40. In women of all ages the chance of curing breast cancer, if detected early, is high.
I’ve had one mammogram and everything was fine, so why do I need another one?
The purpose of regular mammograms is to detect new abnormalities at an early stage, while the chance of curing breast cancer is high.
THREE STEPS OF EARLY DETECTION
Get a routine mammogram.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women have a baseline screening mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40 and receive annual mammograms beginning at age 40. Women under 40 with either a family history of breast cancer or other concerns about their personal risk should consult their physician about when to begin mammography.
See your physician on a regular basis.
A clinical breast exam should be part of your routine check-up. Beginning at age 20, women should have a breast exam once every two to three years. Women age 40 and older should have one every year.
Perform breast self-exams once a month.
Ask your physician for more information about what to do during a self-exam. If you find something unusual during a self-exam, contact your physician for further evaluation.
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