Doctors and scientists agree that early detection is the best defense against breast cancer. Successful treatment and survival rates for breast cancer patients are dramatically affected by early detection of breast cancers. If we find breast cancer early, before it has spread to lymph nodes, the five-year survival rate is almost 100 percent.
3D mammography is a new technology in the fight against breast cancer that allows doctors to examine your breast tissue one layer at a time. 3D mammography uses high-powered computing to convert digital breast images into a stack of very thin layers or "slices"– building what is essentially a "3-dimensional mammogram".
Helps guide patients through all the treatment options available and stays in constant communication with the patient’s primary care physician, oncologist, radiologist and surgeon throughout the treatment process
Provides emotional support to the patient and family and recommends resources and provides referrals to social workers, psychologists, support and medical staff
Explains the advantages and disadvantages of various treatment options, assesses the patient’s educational and social needs and refers the patient to the proper resources and researches and supplies current educational information to physicians, nurses and patients