Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Early detection of breast cancer is vital for women. The earlier lumps are detected and treated, the better the odds are for overcoming cancer and living life as survivors. Because a woman knows her own body better than anyone else, a monthly self-exam is one of the most important steps in early detection. Our caring staff members take the time to teach women proper techniques for breast self-exams.
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
A stereotactic breast biopsy is performed when a mammogram shows a breast abnormality such as:
- A suspicious solid mass
- Micro-calcifications, a tiny cluster of small calcium deposits
- An area of abnormal tissue change
Stereotactic mammography, a special mammography machine, uses ionizing radiation which pin-points the exact location of a breast mass by using a computer and X-rays taken from two different angles. Using these computer coordinates, the radiologist inserts a needle through the skin, advances it into the lesion, and removes tissue samples.