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Breast Cancer Care

Collom & Carney Clinic Association offers the latest technology to detect breast cancer earlier. Early detection is important for a successful outcome.

When should you get your first mammogram?

Collom & Carney Clinic Association is accredited by the American College of Radiology, and follows its guidelines for breast screenings. All women should have a risk assessment at age 30 to see if they should be screened earlier than age 40. Women with an average risk of breast cancer should begin annual screening at the age of 40.

What are breast cancer risk factors?

Being a woman

White women are slightly more likely to develop breast cancer than African-American, Hispanic, and Asian women. However, African-American women are more likely to develop more aggressive and advanced breast cancer at an earlier age.

Age

Your risk of breast cancer increases with age.

Genetics

Family history and genetics play a role in your chance of getting breast cancer. About 10% of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary.

Senographe Pristina™

Senographe Pristina™ is an FDA-approved 3D mammography system that offers superior imaging.

 

ABUS 2.0

Invenia™ ABUS 2.0 is the only ultrasound technology that is FDA-approved for breast cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue. About 40% of women have dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue can hide breast cancer on a mammography, making it difficult to detect until it is larger and more likely to have spread. The ABUS screening is used in conjunction with your routine mammography.

Board-Certified radiologists, including the area’s only fellowship-trained radiologist, interpret mammograms at Collom & Carney Clinic Association. This training allows better insight when working with doctors to assess a patient’s condition and determine the best course of action.

Breast Conservation Surgery

Women have an option when it comes to breast cancer. Breast conservation surgery is a surgical procedure to remove cancerous breast tissue. But, unlike a mastectomy where the entire breast is removed, breast conservation surgery removes only the tumor and an area of tissue surrounding it. It is normally performed on an outpatient basis, with minimal pain. Most women are back to their normal activities within days.

 

Talk to your Primary Care Physician about a breast screening that is right for you.

To schedule an appointment with a Primary Care Physician, call (903) 614-3000.