Glendale Adventist Medical Center - Breast Center Mammography

Glendale Adventist Medical Center - Breast Center Mammography
1509 Wilson Ter
91206 Glendale - Los Angeles County
California
updated more than 6 months ago

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One of the greatest health risks a woman faces is breast cancer. The good news in this fearful fact is that early detection can often save your life. Monthly breast self-exams and regular exams from your physician are important steps to finding breast cancer early. However, mammograms have also proven to be powerful and effective tools in the early detection of breast cancer.

The Breast Center at Glendale Adventist Medical Center has created a technologically advanced medical facility in a private, warm environment where women can feel comfortable and cared for. We provide technology and services to meet all your medical and surgical needs, including:

Mammography.
Stereotactic biopsy.
Breast MRI/ultrasound.
Education on breast self-exams.
Breast reconstruction.


Company description
Following the guidelines of the American Cancer Society, we recommend that you have your first (also known as baseline) mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40. After age 40, you should have a mammogram each year.

The Breast Center at GAMC recently acquired two new digital mammography units. Digital mammography provides superior imaging capabilities, faster scans and elminates the possibility of films being lost or damaged. Additionally, it allowed GAMC's Breast Center to be named a Pink Ribbon Facility by Hologic, which means that GAMC uses only digital technology in screening for breast cancer.
When a mammogram reveals an area of concern, physicians may turn to the stereotactic table to retrieve tissue samples in a less invasive manner than with traditional surgical biopsy. The machine can even be used in some cases to remove an entire section of diseased tissue, thus eliminating the need for a separate surgery.

Stereotactic biopsy patients can remain awake during the entire procedure, which is conducted in the comfort and convenience of the hospital's Breast Center. Overall, this advanced procedure results in a more comfortable experience and a typically smaller to non-existent scar, compared with traditional biopsy.
To help them distinguish between dangerous and harmless breast lumps, physicians turn to other imaging tools, especially ultrasound. While mammography uses x-rays to peer into breast tissue, ultrasound uses sound waves which provides a somewhat different view. Ultrasound helps physicians determine whether a mass is cystic, filled with liquid, or solid. In general, cystic lumps are rarely cancerous, but solid tissues may be either cancer or benign, such as fibroadenoma. A tissue biopsy clears up questions about the nature of a solid lump.
Along with mammogram and ultrasound, MRI is sometimes used to assist with breast cancer.
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Clinic, Stereotactic Biopsy, Surgeons, Doctors, Physicians, Oncology Physicians, Mammography Clinics, Breast Cancer, Biopsy, Health, Hospital, Hospital/Clinic, Exam, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Care, Breast Self Exam, Religious Centers
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