Breast Health Services at Porter Hospital
Porter Hospital, in concert with our team of physicians and professional staff, offers screening, education, diagnostic services, and treatment to area women in a coordinated comprehensive, and compassionate manner.
In addition to the most advanced technology, including high-definition ultrasound and state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment and access to the latest advances in the field of breast disease diagnosis and management, Porter Hospital offers women:
- Comprehensive Care – in concert with your primary care physician, a team of radiologists, oncologists, and pathologists, surgeons (388-9885), nurses and counselors work as partners in your care.
- Convenience – Timely access to a comprehensive array of services including initial clinical exam and screening, mammography, high-definition ultrasound, rapid results and diagnosis, outpatient operative procedures and needle aspiration.
- Support – A variety of printed materials and computerized multi-media educational services, including Internet access, professional support and/or counseling, and other innovative educational programs are available to each patient depending on her specific needs and wishes.
For More Information about the Breast Health Services at Porter Hospital, women are encouraged to ask their primary care physician.
What women can do for themselves….
Early detection and treatment are your best protection. This is best accomplished by doing the following routinely:
Breast Self Exam
For women over 20 years of age, this should be done monthly. If you are unsure of how to do this check with your primary care physician. He/She will help teach you the skills you need to be comfortable with the self-exam routine.
For women 40-50 years of age, have a mammogram every 1-2 years, depending on your risk factors. For all women over 50 years of age, yearly mammogram is recommended. If you are not sure how often you should be having mammograms, talk with your primary care provider.
Clinical Breast Exam
Performed by your primary care provider and recommended yearly for all women 20 years of age or older.