Staunton—Community Hospital of Staunton is one of the few hospitals in our area to now offer 3-D Mammography (breast tomosynthesis). This technology offers a powerful tool in the early detection of breast cancer and uses multiple angled images as the machine sweeps in an arc over a woman’s breast and allows doctors to “look through” tissue and better pinpoint the locations of suspect cells and tumor masses. 3-D mammography offers more accurate detection, earlier diagnosis, and better detection in dense breast tissue. A study published in the Journal of American Medicine Association based on an evaluation of 450,000 mammograms indicated that 3-D mammography resulted in few false positives as well as an increase in discovered tumors.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women, exceeded only by lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. Detecting cancer at an earlier stage will influence a woman’s chance of survival. To schedule your mammogram at Community Hospital, please call 618-635-4305.