Women's Health Services
One In Eight
By now, most women know the numbers well: a woman in the United States has a one-in-eight chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. Phoenix Baptist Hospital takes your breast health seriously. We provide a full continuum of breast health services, ranging from educational programs to state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options and post-op breast cancer care.
Mammotome Breast Biopsy procedure involves the sampling of tiny amounts of tissue, which allows for diagnosis of breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages. The devise specifically targets the suspicious areas, using stereotactic (two angles of x-rays) images to guide the probe. Use of this system can often help avoid a surgical biopsy.
We were also the first hospital in the Valley with the SiteSelect Large Core Breast Biopsy System. This new, minimally invasive procedure allows the sampling of larger sized suspicious breast lesions while sparing healthy breast tissue, which means less chance of breast disfigurement.
Both procedures allow breast tissue samples to be taken for diagnosis in an average of one hour. Patients do no require hospitalization or anesthesia and most people resume normal activity in less than 24 hours!
Sentinel Node Biopsy The sentinel node is the lymph node to which breast cancer may initially spread. Because the lymph nodes are arranged in a chain, surgeons who found cancer in any one lymph node frequently removed all of the lymph nodes. Now, using sentinel lymph node mapping, surgeons remove only those affected lymph nodes detected through this procedure.
Breast Health Services
- Community Education Classes & Lectures
- Routine Screening Mammography
- Diagnostic Mammography
- Breast Ultrasound
- Stereotactic Needle Localization
- Ultrasound Needle Localization
- Mammotome Breast Biopsy System
- Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy
- SiteSelect Large-Core Breast Biopsy System
- Sentinel Node Biopsy
- Surgical Services
- Support Groups
Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and convenient, streamlined process help ease your fears and increase your comfort during the screening and diagnosis. All of our breast services are located within the same department with staff dedicated specifically to breast health.
Breast Health Center at Phoenix Baptist Hospital (602) 246-5550
Early detection is the key to prevention
Thanks to a generous grant from Banner of Hope, our Breast Resource Center offers a variety of educational materials, books, videos and on-line access to the latest innovations in breast health. We also offer community education programs and lectures on breast healthcare. We invite you to visit and learn more about breast health.
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