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San Ramon Regional Medical Center Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month ​

Oct 1, 2019

San Ramon, Calif. – 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. Here are some ways the hospital is putting Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the forefront.

Convenient Mammograms:

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.

The Breast Center at San Ramon Regional Medical Center is offering extended hours every Wednesday in October and will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. We understand sometimes it can be difficult for working moms and busy women to get in for their screenings during normal business hours. But the last thing that should be neglected is their health. These extended hours allow women to conveniently come in after hours, when they are finished with work or anything else they have going on with kids and families.

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.

The Breast Center
San Ramon Regional Medical Center
7777 Norris Canyon Road
San Ramon, CA 94583

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.

“We are thrilled to offer this advanced technology that improves breast cancer detection rates and reduces the number of false positives,” said Ann Lucena, CEO of San Ramon Regional Medical Center. “The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. We encourage every woman to get routine screenings in order to detect and treat cancers as early as possible.”

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 Health Seminar:

Join San Ramon Regional Medical Center for a free seminar on breast health with Emily Abe, M.D., on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. The seminar will take place at 6 p.m. in The Breast Center. To register, please call 833-300-9361.

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