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Emanuel Cancer Center Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 2, 2018
Turlock, Calif. – The Emanuel Cancer Center is committed to the fight against breast cancer. One out of every eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent. Mammograms are the most effective form of early detection. Emanuel is making it easier than ever for women to get their routine screenings, including offering next day appointments.

Here are some of the ways the Emanuel Cancer Center is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October.

Monday Mammos:

The Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center at the Emanuel Cancer Center (880 E. Tuolumne Road in Turlock) is staying open late every Monday in October from 5-7 p.m. to accommodate busy working women. Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day for those with busy schedules. We understand sometimes it can be difficult for working moms and busy women to get in for their screenings during normal business hours. But the last thing that should be neglected is their health. These extended hours allow women to conveniently come in after hours, when they are finished with work or anything else they have going on with kids and families. Call (833) 237-8973 to schedule an appointment.

Emanuel Cancer Center Shining Pink for October:

Patients and residents visiting the Emanuel Cancer Center or driving by during the evening hours will notice something very special happening. The entire building is shining pink for the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The hope is that this will serve as a reminder for women to schedule their routine mammogram and put their health first.

3D Mammography:

The Emanuel Cancer Center now offers 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) for breast cancer screening. Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis when combined with a conventional 2D mammography has a 40 percent higher invasive cancer detection rate than conventional 2D mammography alone.

The new 3D Mammography system is conveniently located at the Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center inside the Emanuel Cancer Center’s beautiful, spa-like facility. Patients receive their mammogram at the diagnostic center, instead of the main hospital facility.

The new Genius 3D Mammography system with Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) offers exceptionally sharp breast images, and an advanced design providing more patient comfort. The ground-breaking tomosynthesis platform is designed to deliver superior screening and diagnostic performance for all breast types. It produces a three-dimensional view of the breast tissue that helps radiologists identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.

“The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival,” said Lani Dickinson, CEO of Emanuel Medical Center. “We are thrilled to offer this advanced technology that improves breast cancer detection rates and reduces the number of false positives. By offering advanced technology in mammography, we hope to increase the number of women in the area who will come for routine screenings.”

Free Mammograms:

Thanks to a $20,000 grant from the Bill & Elsie Ahlem Cancer Endowment, Emanuel Cancer Center will provide 100 women with free mammograms and any necessary follow-up tests. All services will take place at the Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center. Women who do not have health insurance or are under-insured are qualified for the free mammography program.

To schedule a mammogram or to ask questions about this important breast health procedure, please call (209) 669-4620.

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