St. Mary's Breast Center provides a comprehensive breast cancer treatment program that includes a state-of-the-art imaging center and breast cancer management team to guide you through the process.
Physicians and staff at St. Mary’s Breast Center want you to find peace of mind in knowing you are doing everything possible to maintain good health and detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. The Breast Center offers the latest technology in diagnostic services and treatments for breast cancer, while providing compassionate care and support for patients.
St. Mary's Breast Center uses a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating breast cancer.
Screening mammograms save lives! Routine monthly breast self-exams, annual physical exams by your physician and regular screening mammograms are the best ways to detect breast cancer in its early stages.
Women should begin having yearly mammograms at age 40, unless family history dictates having one earlier. If family history includes a mother or sister who was diagnosed, mammograms should begin 10 years before the mother or sister’s age at diagnosis.
Nearly 50 percent of the women in our tri-state area who meet the criteria for a screening mammogram are not taking the time for this life-saving technology. We are committed to changing that statistic.
To schedule a screening mammogram, call (304) 526-1492 or (304) 526-8221.You may also go to www.womenneedmammograms.com to schedule your appointment or for more information about mammograms and breast cancer.
St. Mary’s Breast Center offers the latest technology in breast cancer detection with 3-D mammography, which can detect cancer in its earliest stages, giving women more treatment options.
The 3-D mammography process converts digital breast images into very thin slices, allowing the radiologist to see breast tissue in much clearer detail. This is especially important with dense breast tissue, which can often show up as white on a regular digital mammogram, thereby obscuring the cancer.
A patient can request a 3-D mammogram or a physician can order it. Not all insurance providers cover the cost of 3-D mammography. For more information, call the Breast Center at (304) 526-8221.
Clinical research studies are key to developing new methods to prevent, detect and treat cancer. St. Mary’s Regional Cancer Center’s membership in The University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center Research Network gives thousands of patients across West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio close-to-home access to innovative research studies in the treatment and epidemiology of cancer, as well as studies in the prevention and early detection of cancer. The membership also allows St. Mary’s patients access to national cancer studies available from the National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network Groups.