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The South Bend Clinic Breast Center has been created for you by your doctors and providers so you have somewhere to go that is comfortable to you, familiar and affordable. We pride ourselves on the exceptional service we provide our patients. When you are searching for answers, our team is here navigating your care all the way through.
The Breast Care Center offers:
- 3D Mammography Schedule Your Mammogram
- Diagnostic Breast Ultrasounds
- Diagnostic Breast Biopsies
- Surgical Services
- Genetic Testing
- Coordination for Reconstruction Surgery
- Expert Surgeons
- Diverse Group of Female Radiologists
- Seamless Transfer of Care- no need to worry if you have had your scans elsewhere, we can easily get them transferred to have everything in one location.
- And Everything in Between
Our Patient Navigator will help initiate your care, walk you through your results and arrange next steps in your care. With our personalized approach, we are here to guide and support you.
Located at our Day Rd. Campus:
301 E. Day Rd.
Mishawaka, IN 46545
All major groups agree that annual screening beginning at age 40 saves the most lives and most years of life. These groups include the USPSTF, NCCN, ACOG, WHO, ACS, ASBrS, ACR and SBI.
Starting screening at age 40 will save 100,000 more lives over a decade than starting at 50.1
75% of women who develop breast cancer are considered “average risk.” They have no family history of breast cancer and no risk factor other than the fact they are women.
She worries she may need a biopsy:
- The likelihood of needing a needle biopsy of a benign breast lesion found at screening is about 1% per year. Therefore, most women will never need a needle biopsy for a benign breast lesion.
- Almost all biopsies performed today are minimally invasive percutaneous needle biopsies. Very few women need a surgical biopsy to establish or exclude a diagnosis of breast cancer.
- Percutaneous needle biopsies are well-tolerated. 90% of women report no pain or only mild discomfort during the procedure.
Data confirm that women 75 years of age and above reap the same benefits of early detection from screening as younger women: more lives saved through less invasive treatment.
If she wants more information about screening mammography? Please visit MammographySavesLives.org and EndTheConfusion.org.
Starting yearly mammograms at age 40 has helped cut breast cancer deaths by more than 40 percent.
- Mammograms can find tumors too small to be felt.
- Small cancers are easier and less costly to treat, and have a better chance for cure.
Are any tests better than a mammogram for dense breasts?
In breasts that are dense, cancer can be hard to see on a mammogram. Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), also called 3D mammography, provides images of the breast in “slices” from many different angles making some abnormalities easier to see. DBT increases the number of cancers seen without additional testing. Ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help find cancers that can’t be seen on a mammogram. However, both MRI and US show more findings that are not cancer, which can result in added testing.
More than 75% of women who develop breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer.
Numerous medical, hereditary and lifestyle factors may increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer — including:
- Older age.
- Family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer, especially in first- or second-degree relatives.
- Personal history of breast cancer.
- Older age at menopause.
- Younger age at menarche.
- Personal or family history of certain genetic mutations, including BRCA1 and BRCA2 .
- History of chest radiation therapy under age 30, for example lymphoma treatment.
- Dense breast tissue on mammography.
- History of certain “high-risk” lesions on breast biopsy, such as atypical ductal hyperplasia, atypical lobular hyperplasia, or LCIS.
Average-Risk Women In the United States, one in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime.
Are you currently experiencing any breast health issues? (pain, lumps, discharge, etc) If yes please make an appointment with your primary care provider.