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Breast Care

Women's Breast Health at Southern Regional

Women's Life Center Offers Comprehensive Breast Care

Breast cancer is the most commonly-diagnosed cancer in women in the United States.

Early detection of breast cancer saves lives and increases the success of treatment. Southern Regional is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art screening tools and treatments for breast cancer.

Mammograms and clinical breast exams are the best screening tools. Yearly mammograms should start at age 40 for most women, but women with a family history of breast cancer should talk to their doctors about being screened at a younger age.

Southern Regional offers comprehensive Breast Services at two locations – Southern Regional Medical Center and Spivey Station.

Breast Care Services

Southern Regional is committed to providing the best in screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, including the following services.

  • CAD Mammography (Computer-Aided Detection): This technology detects any subtle changes that might be missed with conventional mammography.
  • 3D Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography): This technology takes approximately 25 images of the breast from many angles in a 50-degree arc to provide layer by layer detail of dense breast tissue. Patients who request 3D mammography must have it done at the Southern Regional Medical Center site.
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: This technology provides a precise, 3-D image that helps physicians locate the tumor, while a needle is used to remove a small tissue or fluid sample.
  • Breast MRI: This non-invasive imaging technique diagnoses suspicious breast masses not clearly seen on a mammogram or an ultrasound.
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping & Biopsy: Usually performed during breast cancer surgery, this procedure removes one or two lymph nodes to be examined by a pathologist.
  • Breast Brachytherapy: This radiation therapy technique follows breast-conserving surgery and can reduce breast radiation therapy from six weeks to less than two weeks.