Tag Archives: mammography

3-D Mammography Technology Comes to Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View

Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View is pleased to announce the expansion of the Millie Lancaster Women’s Center to include an additional mammography room with 3-D mammography technology. 3-D mammography allows doctors to examine breast tissue one layer at a time to inspect for any abnormalities in the tissue. During a 3-D mammogram, multiple […]

Diagnosing Breast Cancer: Early Detection is Still the Best Prevention

Early detection is critical to successful treatment of breast cancer. More than 4,500 women in Virginia are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Breast cancer experts agree that the best way to treat the disease is with early detection and a multidisciplinary team approach like that provided by the breast care teams at Bon Secours […]

Catch That Coach!

In celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Bon Secours Hampton Roads is giving away a Coach® purse! Every woman who has a mammogram at one of Bon Secours’ three excellent imaging centers will be entered into a random drawing to win one of four Coach bags! All women 40 and over are encouraged to […]

Study Finds Big Benefits for Breast Cancer Screening

There has been a lot of discussion recently over the value of breast cancer screening measures, like mammograms. The dialogue is sure to continue as a new group of researchers has uncovered a significant mortality benefit from screening for breast cancer. These findings contest a variety of skeptical studies and reports published over the past […]

Coach Purse Giveaway Encourages Women to Get Mammograms

In celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bon Secours Hampton Roads imaging locations are giving away Coach® handbags! (Prizes will be one wristlet per campus and a large bag for the grand prize.) In order to enter to win, women simply fill out a raffle form when they arrive for their mammography appointment! The […]

Image-Guided Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Offers Earlier Detection of Breast Cancer

With many biopsies benign, physicians and patients are turning to image-guided biopsies as a less invasive alternative. Because of our commitment to women’s health, Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center constantly seek better, more innovative solutions for the early detection of breast cancer. Over 3 million women worldwide undergo breast biopsy each year, and having the […]

On-line Mammogram Scheduling Reduces Barriers to Care

In an effort to reduce barriers for women to get important health screenings, Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health system announced today the availability of requesting a screening mammogram appointment on their web site. In addition to calling  a member of the scheduling team at (757) 398-2316 or toll-free at 1 (866) 878-9488, patients can now […]

Obesity Raises Breast Cancer Risk

We all know that obesity can lead to a variety of serious health conditions, but a surprising study is adding a new one to the list: breast cancer. The health study of over 155,000 patients revealed that the heaviest women were 35% more likely than the thinnest women to develop triple-negative breast tumors. In the […]

Mammograms Save Lives

A recent study conducted over a period of 30 years in Sweden has shown that mammograms can reduce deaths from breast cancer by at least 30%. Previous studies indicate that mammograms can prevent one death for every 1,000-1,500 women screened, but these new results are much lower – one death prevented for every 414-519 women […]

The Future of Cancer Diagnostics: Blood Tests for Circulating Cancer Cells

Two of the most commonly asked questions asked of your physician are “Do I have cancer?” and, “How do I know I am cured of cancer?” For the first time the same test may be able to answer both. The holy grail of cancer diagnostics and therapeutics in the second decade of the twenty-first century […]