Breast Care Center
The Breast Care Center has a breast cancer support group that meets the third Tuesday of each month and is open to all, no matter where they are in their breast cancer journey. For more information, call 507-646-1455.
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Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center provides an important, integrated service that combines high-end, digital imaging with personalized education and support. It resides in Northfield Hospital just a few steps from Women’s Health Center and FamilyHealth Medical Clinic, making for seamless care from our healthcare team.
One out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. The Breast Care Center is organized to provide timely diagnosis and critical information and counsel to help patients better understand their diagnosis and treatment options.
The Breast Care Center’s services are provided in a quiet, comfortable setting where patients’ privacy needs are honored as patients access information on best practices and referrals. A nurse navigator will help patients with their decision-making process and help with scheduling and education. Highly trained surgeons and radiologists are available to help each patient understand her treatment options.
Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center is offering a “mini-spa experience” with every mammogram scheduled on10 dedicated days during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Those scheduling mammograms October 1,2, 9,10,17, 18,21, 22, 28 and 29 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. will be treated to a mini-massage, complimentary specialty beverages, treats and a parting gift.
Sandy Mulford, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Northfield Hospital, said the “spa event” is an effort to encourage women to have an annual exam. Early detection can save lives and increase treatment options, she said.
The Breast Care Center features a direct-digital mammogram unit with a mammo pad for extra comfort. The direct digital system provides a clearer image and more detail. This leads to more accurate diagnoses and the ability to detect cancers at an earlier stage.
“The goal of screening exams is to find cancer before symptoms are expressed,” Mulford said. “Early detection saves many thousands of lives each year. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for screenings improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.”
For an appointment, call 507-646-1143.