Leading-edge diagnostic and screening services
The Anderson Regional Breast Center provides screening mammograms and clinical breast exams to aid in screening and the early detection of breast cancer. Upon discovery of a breast lump or an abnormal mammogram, immediate follow-up — in a timely manner — is provided, and a comprehensive array of diagnostic resources is available:
- The most advanced diagnostic imaging modalities, including full field digital mammography, ultrasound, and breast MRI, as well as lymphoscintigraphy for lymph node mapping
- Nonsurgical stereotactic and ultrasound guided breast biopsy to evaluate breast abnormalities, performed by diagnostic radiologist breast specialists
- Interpretation by diagnostic radiologists with specialty training in breast imaging
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy by experienced breast surgeons
Awarded Accreditation by the American College of Radiologist (ACR) and the FDA
The Breast Center has been awarded a full, three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology. The 34,000 members of the American College of Radiology include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians. For over three quarters of a century, the ACR has devoted its resources to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.
The Breast Center has also been declared a Certified Mammography Facility by the FDA.
Comprehensive treatment resources
Treatment options for breast cancer include radiation therapy (radiation oncology), surgery and medical oncology. Services are provided at the Anderson Regional Cancer Center, located on the hospital campus.
- Medical Oncology: The latest, most effective standard-of-care chemotherapy, hormonal treatment and trastuzumab (Herceptin®) regimens for all stages of breast cancer
- Radiation Oncology: Includes conventional external beam radiation and, for appropriate patients, HDR partial breast irradiation, a five-day targeted radiation therapy that places the radiation source inside the lumpectomy cavity
- Surgical Oncology: Depending on tumor location, size, grade and node status, surgical options include breast-conserving lumpectomy, quadrantectomy and mastectomy
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Before undergoing mastectomy or other surgical treatment, patients can explore options for immediate or delayed reconstructive breast surgery
- Establishment of long-term survivorship care plan