Breast Health Takes Center Stage at San Ramon Regional Medical CenterSep 30, 2022
For most women, life can get complicated at times. The to-do list never seems to get any shorter. Women today have so many responsibilities that it can be easy to put the kids, the spouse, the job, even the pets, ahead of her own health. But we need to be at our best and in good health to manage it all. That includes scheduling and following through with your annual mammogram.
Annual mammograms are an important aspect of a woman’s wellness routine, generally beginning at age 40. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Statistics indicate that one in 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.
San Ramon Regional Medical Center is committed to the fight against breast cancer. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we are spotlighting our breast health services. Although, it’s important to keep breast health top of mind year round.
Convenience & Comfort:
The Breast Center at San Ramon Regional Medical Center makes it easy for women to get their routine screenings by offering same day appointments. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the perfect time to schedule your mammogram.
With our patients’ comfort and safety always top of mind, our Breast Center team participates in annual mammography training, allowing us to provide consistency and reproducibility during mammograms. By staying up-to-date on the latest healthcare guidelines, our team is trained to be proficient and efficient, decreasing the need for repeated screenings and allowing for clearer images.
To schedule a mammogram appointment, or if you have questions about this important breast health procedure, please call 925-275-6116 or click here.
The Breast Center at San Ramon Regional Medical Center 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 offers exceptionally sharp breast images, and an advanced design providing more patient comfort. The ground-breaking 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.
Breast Cancer Surgery Technology:
San Ramon Regional Medical Center continues to demonstrate its commitment to offering the most advanced treatment options to patients with breast cancer by utilizing the SCOUT® Wire-Free Radar Breast Localization System to provide easier, more compassionate care to women undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
This technology has been shown to decrease patient discomfort and improve patient satisfaction. SCOUT uses non-radioactive, radar technology to provide real-time surgical guidance during breast surgery. Rather than placing a wire immediately before surgery, a reflector is placed in the target tissue prior to the day of surgery at the patient’s convenience. During surgery, the SCOUT guide uses real-time distance measurement guidance to accurately detect the location of the reflector – and the tumor to within 1mm of accuracy.
The ability to precisely locate tumors increases the probability of complete cancer removal and reduces the likelihood of needing follow-up surgeries – a huge advantage for early-state breast cancer patients.
Schedule Your Appointment:
Our experienced team at San Ramon Regional Medical Center is ready to care for you. If you have any questions about mammography or breast health, or would like to schedule a mammogram, please call 925-275-6116 or click here.