Breast health is an ongoing concern at Bates County Memorial Hospital. The hospital has been a leader in advancement of mammographic technique with the purchase of a LoRad Selenia Digital Mammography unit. We also utilize Computer-Aided Detection (CAD), a computer generated program that provides a second look after the radiologist performs an initial assessment. The use of these technologies enables us to diagnose very small cancers at the earliest stages. This gives our patients the opportunity for a much better prognosis and treatment of their disease.
One in seven women is diagnosed with breast cancer. Being a woman is the number one risk factor for breast cancer, and that risk increases with age.
Although breast cancer is more common in women over the age of 40, younger women also can develop breast cancer.
Stereotactic biopsy also is available at Bates County Memorial Hospital. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and takes approximately 30 to 40 minutes to complete.
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