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Ladies, a mammogram can save your life.

This year, it is expected that close to 270,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer1. The disease is expected to cause close to 42,000 deaths1. And while advances in medical technology and increased funding for breast cancer research have helped heighten national awareness and improve survival rates, the fact is that there are still far too many women who find themselves fighting a difficult battle and undergoing more aggressive treatments than they might have, had their cancer been detected earlier.

A mammogram screening can help identify breast cancer early, when it is most treatable. It is the best method for staying one step ahead of breast cancer.

How mammograms work

Mammograms are diagnostic tests that create an image of the breast using low-energy X-rays. These images can reveal abnormalities, calcifications and tissue masses. While they cannot determine if an abnormal mass is indeed malignant, they can help doctors determine whether further testing is necessary.

Another diagnostic exam offered at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery is breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). This exam is a supplemental tool to breast screening with mammography or ultrasound and is often recommended for women who are at a higher risk for breast cancer (e.g. lifetime risk of 20% or more). Breast MRI is also used to plan surgery for those who have been diagnosed by determining the extent of the disease within the affected breast, as well as to check for tumors in the opposite breast. 

 

Ready to schedule your mammogram now?

Call us today:

Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery

Diagnostic Imaging Services

972-403-2705

According to the American Cancer Society, here are guidelines for the proper frequency of mammogram testing for women, by age group2:

Ages 40 to 44

While some research suggests that this is a young age for mammography, you have the choice. Talk to your doctor.

Ages 45 to 54

Women in this age range should get an annual mammogram

Ages 55 and older

Women in this age range should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.

Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer. Other risk factors may also influence your decision of how frequently to get a mammogram. The best strategy is to talk to your doctor about breast cancer and mammography. It’s important to be aware of what to expect, as well as the benefits, limitations, and potential harms linked to breast cancer screenings, including mammograms.

What if the mammogram finds something?

If your mammogram reveals an abnormal mass, it’s important to stay calm. This does not automatically indicate a breast cancer diagnosis. False positive results are not uncommon. Your doctor is likely to recommend some further diagnostic tests, such a needle biopsy of the abnormal area. Occasionally, a breast MRI, offered at the hospital, may be in order. Surgical intervention will likely be necessary if it is determined that the mass is malignant. You and your doctor may also decide that a non-malignant mass should be removed as a precautionary step. At this point, your doctor may recommend a breast cancer surgical specialist, or you can contact us for assistance with finding a physician.

Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery is with you every step of the way

From routine diagnostic screenings such as mammograms to care for complex medical issues including breast cancer, Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery has a long history of excellence in women’s health care. Our hospital offers a relaxing and comfortable environment staffed by medical professionals with a broad array of expertise in health care issues affecting women.

Our Team

Our team consists of dedicated and highly-credentialed medical professionals who provide exceptional surgical and nursing care for those diagnosed with breast cancer.

Dr. Terre McGlothlin

Dr. Terre McGlothin is a board-certified general surgeon with a specialty in Breast Surgical Oncology. She earned her earned her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and completed her residency at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She completed a Breast Surgical Oncology fellowship at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas. Her practice is focused solely on diseases of the breast.

To make an appointment:
6020 West Parker Road, Suite 440
Plano, Texas 75093
(469) 661-2278

Dr. Meghan Hansen

Dr. Meghan Hansen received her medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, IA. She completed her internship and residence at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, MO and a fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

To make an appointment:
4461 Coit Road, Suite 100
Frisco, Texas 75035
(214) 491-5858

 

 

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