Breast cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer, when detected early. About one in eight women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, and the five-year survival rate goes up to 89 percent when the cancer is detected and treated at an early stage. That is why at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center (ECCC) at Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) we are committed to providing the latest mammography technology to our patients. It is our goal to find breast cancer early, treat it effectively and, ultimately, save our patients’ lives.
Although self-exams and clinical exams are important, by the time breast cancer can be felt in an exam it is often at stage 2 or higher. We offer digital mammography in an American College of Radiology accredited facility for both diagnostic and screening mammograms. Digital mammography produces a clearer image than traditional mammography and can pinpoint abnormalities at earlier stages than ever before.
At the Pleasant Valley Hospital Center for Women’s Health, we offer mammograms in a convenient, comfortable environment, using MammoPad® cushioning technology to provide a softer, warmer mammogram. Mammograms are recommended every one to two years for women over 40. Women at a higher risk for developing breast cancer may be advised to have additional screenings, such as a breast MRI, or begin having mammograms at an earlier age. To schedule your mammogram today, call the Center for Women’s Health at 304.675.4301.