Breast cancer is the number one cancer treated at McLeod Health each year. Numerous studies have shown that when breast cancer is diagnosed early it has a cure rate of greater than 90 percent. Some breast cancers have no symptoms when the tumor is small and most treatable. Therefore, it is important to follow screening guidelines for early detection, before symptoms are noticeable.
At McLeod Health 3D technology fosters early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Experienced specialists know the best methods to shrink and surgically remove tumors, while working to preserve your breast. Talented aesthetic surgeons restore your breasts and self-image.
A mammogram is the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest, more treatable stages. Many sources, including the American College of Radiology, believe that women should begin having an annual mammogram at age 40. Mammograms are available at all McLeod hospitals. Schedule your 3D Mammogram at any of the McLeod Health locations above by clicking here or calling (843) 777-2095.
McLeod Health offers 3D Mammography at its Florence, Cheraw, Dillon, Loris, Manning and Seacoast locations as well as on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit. Revolutionizing how breast cancer is detected, 3D Mammography not only produces standard 2D views, but it also allows doctors to examine the breast tissue layer by layer. This advanced technology offers our patients greater accuracy, earlier detection, and up to 40 percent fewer recalls for additional testing. Schedule your 3D Mammogram at any of the McLeod Health locations above by clicking here or calling (843) 777-2095 and choose option 1.
The McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit visits business, industry and health care facilities, bringing 3D screening mammograms to your community. Serving women, who otherwise have limited time or access, the mobile unit is a private, convenient setting for women to undergo their mammogram. The mammography technology in the mobile unit is as safe, accurate and as confidential as the units in our hospitals.
For more information on the McLeod Mobile Mammography Unit, please call (843) 777-5657.
After your diagnosis, a Breast Cancer Navigator is available as needed to provide you with education about your cancer diagnosis and treatment plan as well as to answer any questions you or your family may have. She can help connect you with additional resources that may be needed to ensure access to care. As you move into the “new normal” after the completion of active treatment, the Breast Cancer Navigator is available to assist you with the transition of managing cancer survivorship.
Every Breast Cancer patient’s situation is reviewed by the Cancer Conference, comprised of diagnostic specialists, medical and radiation treatment experts, along with cancer surgeons. Your current treatment, as well as other options, are discussed to ensure your case has the input of many areas of expertise.
Accreditations represent a review and validation of the quality of care offered to our breast cancer patients. The American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) granted accreditation to the McLeod Breast Health Center, the only program in this region of SC to carry such a commendation. We also were the first in the region to be named an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.