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Women

Mammography Diagnostics

As a woman, you face many special concerns that call for heightened awareness about your health. This is especially true for breast care.

In addition to the diagnostics offered at Fisher-Titus Medical Center, our Mammography Fund provides free mammogram screenings for uninsured or underinsured persons who are not able to afford these lifesaving screenings.

Breast cancer is today's second leading cause of cancer death in American women (lung cancer is the first). One of the most important ways to protect yourself is to get screened regularly

Today, mammography provides the best way to find breast cancer at an early stage, when treatment is most highly successful. A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray of your breasts that can detect many changes too small or too deep to feel. Mammograms are considered safe, quick and relatively painless.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center's Mammography Program offers women both the personal attention and state-of-the-art technology to comfort them during testing.

Digital Mammography

We hope you'll take advantage of the latest in digital imaging at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and schedule your mammogram today.

Digital mammography produces images that appear on the technologist's monitor in a matter of seconds. There is no waiting for film to develop, which means a shorter time spent in the exam, and quicker results. We hope you'll take advantage of the latest in digital imaging at Fisher-Titus Medical Center and schedule your mammogram today. Check with your physician for the latest recommendations on mammogram screenings.

Mammography Program
  • Highly experienced board-certified radiologists who read and interpret mammograms
  • Specially trained and certified mammography technologists
  • State-of-the-art digital mammography
  • Only area hospital offering Breast MRI
  • Comfortable, easily accessible facility
  • Commitment to patient care and comfort
  • Accredited by the American College of Radiology
  • In compliance with FDA Mammography Quality Standards

Fisher-Titus Medical Center is proud to be recognized as a certified Pink Ribbon Facility, an assurance of our commitment to providing the highest quality care to all patients. As a Pink Ribbon Facility we take pride in providing every patient who comes to us for a mammogram with a digital mammography exam.

Fisher-Titus Medical Center's Cancer Program has been approved by the National Commission on Cancer Program since 1989, assuring all cancer patients that they are receiving by the very best in cancer care right here at home. In 2008, Fisher-Titus Medical Center received 7 commendations by the Commission on Cancer.

Early Detection

Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in women. Early detection of breast cancer can save lives and increase treatment options. American Cancer Society recommends the following breast cancer screening schedule:

Starting in 20s: Choose whether or how often to do Breast Self-Exam (BSE)

Age 20s and 30s: Clinical Breast Exam (CBE) at least every three years

Age 40 and over: Mammogram and Clinical Breast Exam (CBE) yearly

Note: Your health care professional may advise changes to the standard schedule based on your personal and family health history.

Reducing Risks

Who is at risk?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, excluding skin cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer accounts for one of every three cancers diagnosed in American women. Known risk factors for breast cancer include:

  • Age
  • Family History
  • Age at First Birth
  • Early Menarche
  • Late Menopause

Other risk factors that can be modified and controlled include:

  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Post-menopausal Hormone Use
  • Obesity after Menopause

Reducing the Risk

Early detection of breast cancer significantly improves treatment and survival. The American Cancer Society guidelines for early detection, for women without breast cancer symptoms, include:

  • Mammography
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Breast Self-Examination

Mammography is considered the best available method for diagnosing breast cancer at an early stage when treatment can be most effective. A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray picture of the breast. On average, mammography will detect about 90 percent of the breast cancers in women without symptoms.

The American Cancer Society predicts a woman living in the United States has 1 in 8 risk of developing breast cancer. Mammograms save lives by detecting cancers early, reducing the incidence rate of advanced breast cancer.

Accreditation

To meet the high standards of image quality, Fisher-Titus Medical Center's Mammography Program is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and is in compliance with FDA Mammography Quality Standards Act.