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San Ramon Regional Medical Center Putting Spotlight on Breast Health

Sep 30, 2020

San Ramon Regional Medical Center 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.

For patients who have been putting off their medical needs due to fear of coming to the hospital, there is no need to delay care. San Ramon Regional Medical Center continues to care for all patients with healthcare needs not related to COVID-19 and that includes providing routine mammograms and screenings. It’s important that patients do not put off routine screenings as that can create problems down the road.

Every precaution is being taken, combining strong infection prevention processes, staff training, testing, and ample supply of personal protective equipment. San Ramon Regional Medical Center is committed to universal protection and safety for every person who walks through our doors.

San Ramon Regional Medical Center 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.

Convenient Mammograms:

The Breast Center at San Ramon Regional Medical Center is making it easier than ever for women to get their routine screenings, including offering same day appointments. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to schedule your mammogram.

Annual mammograms are an important part of a woman’s wellness routine, generally beginning at age 40. If you would like to schedule a mammogram, or have questions about this important breast health procedure, please call 925-275-6116 or visit www.sanramonmedctr.com.

3D Mammography:

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.

The 3D mammography system 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.

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