Better breast health for you
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s why it is vitally important for you to be proactive and get regular breast health care. We’re here to help. Our team of women’s health specialists provides complete breast health education, diagnosis, care and treatment. And we offer immediate mammography results and the latest technologies, such as breast MRI and 3D mammography.
Detect Breast Cancer Early!
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent. 3D mammography is a new technology that promises to improve breast cancer detection while reducing callbacks and the anxiety they can cause.
After a breast cancer diagnosis, you’ll have questions, concerns and unique needs. That’s why we provide a personal navigator to help make your experience as carefree as possible. Our women's health navigators are specially trained registered nurses who can provide the answers and resources you need, and help coordinate your care from your first appointment through your last.
Having great care, close to home is also important. We provide a comprehensive team of experts to treat and care for you after a breast cancer diagnosis. Through our partnership with the UW Cancer Center in Johnson Creek, you have access to oncologists with leading-edge research and treatments offered by the University of Wisconsin Paul P. Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center in Madison. From surgery to reconstruction, your care is in good hands.
Preventative Cancer at Any Age
For women without excessive risk factors, the American Cancer Society® recommends this smart three-step plan for preventive care:
1. Monthly breast self-examination for women age 20 and over. During this self-exam, you should check for lumps and look for changes in your breasts and the surrounding tissues. If you have questions on how to correctly perform this exam, our breast health specialists can help.
2. Clinical breast examination by a health professional. Women in their 20s and 30s should have this exam every three years. If you are 40 or older, schedule a clinical breast exam annually.
3. Routine mammogram every one to two years for women over 40. A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray used to evaluate breast health. It helps doctors see whether there are abnormalities or changes in your breast tissue, which may need further exploration. Mammography can detect breast cancer long before a lump can be felt.
Early detection of breast cancer significantly improves your chances for successful treatment. The breast health specialists at the Center for Women’s Health at Watertown Regional Medical Center can help you develop a plan for better breast health.
Appointments made between 9am and 4pm, receive immediate results. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 920-262-4825.
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