Breast cancer is all too common
Other than certain types of skin cancer, breast cancer affects more women
in the U.S. than any other type of cancer. In fact 1 in 8 women will develop
the disease in her lifetime. The good news is, with early detection, breast
cancer is beatable.
Breast cancer screening - checking for cancer before there are any symptoms
- is one of the most important things women can do to protect their health.
This includes monthly self-examination of the breasts; an annual clinical
exam performed by a physician or other healthcare provider; and screening
The American Cancer Society recommends:
Women should also know how their breasts normally look and feel and report
any breast changes to a healthcare provider right away.
Women should discuss their personal risk of developing breast cancer, as
well as benefits of screening mammography, with their primary care provider
or ob/gyn to make a decision about what is best for them personally. King's
Daughters encourages women to be their own best advocate when it comes
to their health!
Mammography at King's Daughters
King's Daughters is pleased to offer the latest in mammography technology
to our communities: breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography.
3D mammography has been clinically shown to find 20 to 65 percent more
invasive breast cancers than 2D mammography. 3D mammography offers special
benefits to women with dense breast tissue and those with implants.
3D Mammography Technology is available at:
- King's Daughters Breast Care Center, 2225 Central Ave., Ashland.
- King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio, 2001 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth, Ohio
- On King's Daughters Mobile Mammography Unit
King’s Daughters Breast Care Center
Located on the second floor of the Center for Advanced Imaging, 2225 Central
Ave., Ashland, our Breast Care Center offers 3D screening and diagnostic
mammograms; breast ultrasound; breast MRI; and digital 3D stereotactic
breast biopsies. Counseling by a certified breast health specialist, DEXA
bone density scanning, and lab draw services are available at the center.
King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio
We're proud to be able to provide 3D mammography services at our Ohio
location, making it easier than ever for women to receive this important
King's Daughters Mobile Mammography Unit
Our mobile unit travels throughout eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio,
providing access to 3D screening mammography at our Family Care Centers,
physician offices, work places and other locations. All testing is performed
by specially trained and certified mammography technologists.
R2 Image Checker
King’s Daughters radiologists use the R2 ImageChecker®, a special
computer program that acts like a “spellchecker” for medical
images to help flag suspicious areas on a mammogram.
Affirm Prone Breast Biopsy System
King's Daughters is proud to offer the Affirm Prone Breast Biopsy System.
Affirm delivers faster, more comfortable procedures by increasing automation,
providing superior imaging and giving 360-degree access to the breast,
creating a better experience for patients.
With high-quality 2D or 3D (tomosynthesis) imaging and a field of view
that's more than 6.5 times larger than older generations of prone
bipsy systems, clinicians can visualize more tissue and pinpoint subtle
lesions and faint calcifications that may not be visible on older systems.
More than 95 percent of patients reported their Affirm prone biopsy procedure
was faster, more comfortable and less painful than expected.
If you need a mammogram or other follow-up services and financial considerations
are preventing you from getting the care you need, please give us a call.
King's Daughters has received grant funding through the Kentucky Breast
Cancer Research Education and Trust Fund and may be able to help. If you
live in Kentucky, please call (606) 408-2650 to see if you qualify.