Wilmington Breast Health
Breast Cancer Prevention & Treatment
One of the biggest health risks for women is breast cancer. In the U.S.,
breast cancer is the second most diagnosed form of cancer. While breast
cancer can be serious, it is not something you are helpless to fight against
or even prevent. By growing more familiar with your breasts and identifying
the warning signs for breast cancer, you can take action against breast
cancer in the early stages and beat the disease before it has a chance
The Saint Francis Healthcare team will help you learn more about breast
cancer and breast health in general. We perform breast health screenings
and have oncology experts ready to fight cancer at any stage.
Breast Cancer Screening
One option offered at Saint Francis Healthcare for breast cancer screenings
are clinical breast exams (CBE). This physical exam is provided by a provider
to feel for changes or abnormalities in the breast during your regular
check up. Talk to your physician about performing a clinical breast exam.
In addition to clinical breast exams at our facilities, learn how to perform
a self-exam and the best practices for breast self-exams
You should schedule an appointment with your doctor so they can screen
for cancer. In many cases these lumps are harmless cysts, but given the
commonality of breast cancer, it is always in your best interests to have
it examined just to be sure.
At Saint Francis Healthcare, we have invested in cutting-edge 3D mammography
technology. This advanced system allows radiologists to capture a 3D image
of the breast for improved examinations. The exam is every bit as safe
as a standard mammogram and does not require any incisions. Learn about
the capabilities of digital mammography and breast MRIs
3D mammography has made significant strides in the fight against breast cancer:
- 3D mammography increases breast cancer detection by 10-30%
- Detects 41% more invasive breast cancers
- Reduces return visits due to false positives by up to 40%
To make an appointment with our imaging department for 3D mammography,
please call 302.421.4141.