Breast Care Services at Grand View Hospital
Learning that you have an abnormal finding in your breast can be disturbing. While you are trying to cope with your feelings and fears, you also have to schedule medical appointments for further testing and possible treatment. Fortunately, Grand View Hospital offers comprehensive, leading-edge breast care services including:
Breast Cancer Program at Grand View Hospital
The Breast Cancer Program at Grand View Hospital combines aggressive treatment options, comprehensive therapy services, and supportive staff. Benefit from:
A Personal Breast Care Coordinator through Grand View Hospital
A registered nurse, your Breast Care Coordinator makes the process of detecting problems and getting better as smooth as possible. Your coordinator is your advocate and will:
- Refer you to second opinion services
- Expedite your appointments
- Explain the various tests your physician orders
- Explain your test results
- Give you support and education
|BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
For patients, their families and caregivers dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis.
For more information, call 215-453-3223
2nd Monday of month, 7-8:30 pm
Radiation Oncology Waiting Room, 1st Floor of Grand View Hospital
ADVANCED BREAST CARE TECHNOLOGIES AT GRAND VIEW HOSPITAL
Grand View Hospital uses advanced diagnostic breast care technologies to detect breast abnormalities in early stages when any abnormalities are most treatable:
Full-field digital mammography captures images of the breast in near-real time. When compared to traditional mammography, digital mammography provides superior clarity and offers better views of parts of the breast.
Computer-Aided Detection (CAD)
In combination with digital mammography, Grand View's Breast Care Services program utilizes computer-aided detection (CAD), sophisticated technology that brings suspicious areas on a mammogram to a radiologist's attention. CAD excels at detecting slight changes that can lead to an early diagnosis and more effective treatment of breast cancer.
If a lump is found in your breast, your doctor may order an ultrasound. An ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic test that identifies a solid or fluid-filled mass. A breast ultrasound uses sound waves to create a computer image of the inside of the breast and detects some breast changes that can be felt but not seen on a mammogram.
A breast MRI is a problem-solving tool often used as a second step in making a diagnosis. This advanced non-invasive procedure uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine the breast. A breast MRI determines what the inside of the breast looks like on multiple levels without using surgery or flattening the breast like a mammogram. If you are not a candidate for a mammogram or are at high-risk for developing breast cancer, a breast MRI may be an appropriate option for you (please consult your doctor).
In the event that your mammogram indicates abnormal tissue (usually a mass or lesion) in your breast, a biopsy may be obtained for further study. Your surgeon may suggest traditional surgery, which is often used to obtain a large tissue sample for examination. However, in many instances, a less invasive procedure called stereotactic biopsy may be used.
Stereotactic biopsy involves passing a hollow needle through the skin into the suspicious tissue. A pathologist then examines the tissue to determine if it is harmful and then makes a final diagnosis so that treatment planning can begin, if needed. Stereotactic biopsy is generally faster and less painful than surgical removal of tissue and typically causes no scars or breast defects.
We offer convenient diagnostic locations in Sellersville, Harleysville, Pennsburg and Quakertown.
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