In 2013, approximately 230,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed. Ultimately, one in every eight women will be affected with this disease and 39,000 women will lose their battle against breast cancer. It is likely that someone you know will be personally will be directly affected by breast cancer this year alone, making breast cancer the second leading cause of cancer death in women.
According to the American Cancer Society Standards, monthly breast exams along with yearly mammograms are considered to be the biggest aid in diagnosing breast cancer. Women age 40 and older should get an annual screening mammogram even if they appear to show no breast symptoms. If you are at a higher risk (like a family history of breast cancer) you should speak with your doctor as you may need to start earlier screenings.
At Chandler Regional Women's Imaging Center you have access to a variety of testing including mammograms, ultrasound, needle localizations and stereotactic biopsies. Your personal care plan for detection and treatment is a collaborative effort among your doctor, our radiologist and nurse navigator. If the time should come that you need additional oncology services, Chandler Regional's affiliation with Ironwood Cancer will help you and your family during this very difficult and scary time. This unique affiliation allows you to benefit from the strengths of two organizations to transform cancer care. Ironwood Cancer Center is conveniently located in the medical complex directly across from the hospital. We have a strong commitment to provide you with compassionate, comprehensive, state-of-the-art care.
Make An Mammography Appointment At Chandler Regional's Women's Imaging Center
To schedule a same or next day appointment, please call 480.728.900, option #1.