Breast cancer affects both men and women worldwide at a whopping 1.4 million new cases annually. Consequently, in the United States, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death after heart disease in women. And here locally, in the state of Florida, nearly 16,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year.
A small investment of your time can help save your life. Early breast cancer diagnosis is what spares lives and offers longevity. Physicians cannot stress the importance of getting regular mammograms as well as doing self-breast examinations enough. The breast cancer survival rates in the U.S. are 80-90% if caught in the first stage due to advanced care. However, the diagnosis in later stages drastically drops the survival rate to 24%. It’s essential to schedule your mammogram tests regularly, and if you feel a lump, please contact your physician immediately.
Mammograms have helped to diagnose breast cancer early and to eliminate metastasizing cancer and deaths; however, not all breast cancer is detected with traditional mammography. Additional symptoms of breast cancer are lumps in the breast or underarm, pain, nipple discharge or a physical change in the appearance of the breast or nipple. If you have any of those symptoms, your doctor will order you an advanced imaging test.
Early diagnosis saves lives, and it is critical for treating any cancer effectively. Regular screenings are imperative, as are self-diagnoses. If you notice any changes, making an appointment with your physician is vital.
Breast Cancer Risk Factors
• Being Female
• Cancer Recurrence
• Hormone replacement therapy
• Alcohol consumption
• Environmental toxins
• Dense breast tissue
• Unhealthy lifestyle & diet
• Menstrual onset before 12 yrs.
• Menopause after 55 yrs.
• Family History (sister mother, daughter)
• Genetics (BRCA1 and BRCA2)
Radiology Regional has 11 convenient locations from Naples to Lehigh to serve you, and they are all accredited by ACR and ICANL. Their convenient locations can accommodate same-day, walk-in x-rays, and scheduled appointments. When you arrive, the welcoming environment is different than larger, hospital-owned facilities and the knowledgeable staff works with you one-on-one to make you comfortable and prepare you for your test. But it doesn’t start there. Radiology Regional begins its personalized attention when they schedule your appointment to make certain that you are well- informed, ensuring the best results and outcomes. The intricate imaging isn’t rushed or taken lightly. Each patient receives care as if they were family.
They are genuinely interested in your best outcome and your comfort. For example, if you need an MRI, you may not know that the noises can be very loud, but they will walk you through each step before, during and after and provide noise-canceling devices with relaxing music. If you need an angiogram or an ultrasound, you may not know that the steps involved in getting your results, but at Radiology Regional, they work directly with you and your referring physician to help you understand the process entirely.
Given these differences, it’s also important to mention that Radiology Regional Center’s rates are often significantly lower than hospital rates, as their fee schedules are contracted differently by insurance carriers than hospitals systems’ fee schedules.
Radiology Regional Center Offers
• ON SITE RADIOLOGISTS
• Certified Technologists
• ACR Accredited Mammography
• ICANL (Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories)
• Same Day Appointments and Exam Availability
• Courtesy Calls For Abnormal Results
• 24-48 Hour Report Turn-Around for Referring Physicians
• Stat Reports on Request for Referring Physicians
• Courier Service For Film Delivery when Necessary
• Knowledgeable, Courteous and Bilingual Staff
• Accept Most Insurance, Auto and Workers Compensation
• Participate With Most HMO’s & PPO’s
• Contracted Lower Rates
Ask your physician to refer you to Radiology Regional Center for your imaging needs. Make your choice the best choice for you!
EARLY DIAGNOSIS SAVES LIVES—GET YOUR MAMMOGRAM TODAY!
Radiology Regional has a team of dedicated Breast imagers.
Dr. Margaret Taha
Dr. Robert Stanfill
Dr. Mary Kay Peterson
Dr. Thersea Vensel
Diagnostic mammogram results given same day. .
Radiology Regional today at
(239)-936-4068 (Lee) | (239)-430-1513 (Collier)
18300 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL 33948