An Expert Partner in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Since its founding, the Breast Health Center at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, a member of Catholic Health Services, has served as a comprehensive resource for women who are dealing with breast cancer.

By the Numbers

245,000 — American women diagnosed with breast cancer annually

41,000 — Women in the U.S. who die from breast cancer every year

3.1 million — Breast cancer survivors in the U.S.*

Multidisciplinary Expertise

The experienced team at the Breast Health Center includes breast surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, radiologists who specialize in women’s imaging, pathologists, medical and radiation oncologists, genetic counselors, social workers, nutritionists and breast oncology nurse navigators.

Some of the advanced technologies they employ are:

  • 3D digital tomosynthesis
  • Diagnostic and screening mammography
  • Diagnostic digital 4D ultrasound
  • Galactography
  • High-resolution ultrasound with breast elastography
  • Ultrasound-guided fine needle and core biopsies
  • Stereotactic core biopsies
  • Breast MRI/MRI biopsies
  • Screening for hereditary cancer risk

High-Level Care

The Breast Health Center and other oncology services at Good Samaritan are consistently recognized for technologically sophisticated, patient-centered care:

  • Since earning a full, three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers in 2009, the Breast Health Center has gained reaccreditation three consecutive times. The center earned the highest scores for outcomes in prevention, early detection, treatment and survivorship and for individualized support services.
  • Good Samaritan’s Women’s Imaging Center is an American College of Radiology-designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.
  • The Cancer Institute at Good Samaritan has earned the Outstanding Achievement Award (above) from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer in 5 consecutive surveys over 15 years.

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