Breast Health at LMH Health Women's Center
3D Mammograms, Breast Health Education and More
Starting at age 40, women should have a screening mammogram every year. With the latest 3D mammogram technology available at the LMH Health Women's Center, you have access to the advanced breast cancer detection tools you need, close to home or work.
Designed with women in mind, our Women's Center provides a soothing environment that makes your annual mammogram as convenient and comfortable as possible. As your partner for lifelong health, we are proud to support you with the latest 3D technology in the fight against breast cancer.
Early Detection: Your Most Powerful Defense
One in eight women will develop the disease at some point in her life, but when breast cancer is detected early enough, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent. Family history may put some women at higher risk, but 85 percent of breast cancers occur in women with no family history of the disease. Dr. Jennifer Hawasli, Dr. Jodie Barr and Dr. Sharon Soule discuss Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment.
The best way to protect your breast health is through annual mammograms. Using 3D mammography, we are dedicated to delivering the best in breast cancer screening.
Want to self-schedule your mammogram? Visit the Patient Portal today to schedule your mammogram. Are you a new patient with LMH Health? Give the Women's Center a call at 785-505-3300 today and they will be able to answer your questions and help you set up your appointment.
The Benefits of 3D Mammograms
3D mammography enables doctors to examine breast tissue layer by layer, revealing the finest of details with greater clarity. Compared to conventional 2D mammograms, research shows 3D mammography:
- Detects breast cancers earlier and with greater accuracy1-7
- Finds 20-65% more invasive breast cancers8
- Reduces unnecessary callbacks by up to 40%2,5
Accredited by the American College of Radiology, we are committed to the early detection of breast cancer, and we adhere to guidelines outlined by the American College of Radiology and the American Cancer Society.
Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care
In addition to breast cancer screening, our physicians and staff are dedicated to excellence in breast cancer care coordination. Our onsite breast surgeon provides same-day diagnostic results whenever possible, and when breast cancer is detected, our physicians combine advanced breast-imaging technology, 3D mammography, ultrasound and biopsy to create customized treatment plans for highly personalized care. Learn more about multidisciplinary cancer care excellence at the LMH Health Cancer Center.
Lifetime Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
When you schedule your next mammogram, you have another tool to prevent breast cancer – a lifetime breast cancer risk assessment. The LMH Health Women’s Center works in hand in hand with LMH Health Imaging and the LMH Health Cancer Center to deliver this enhanced program to identify lifetime breast cancer risk.
- Prior to your mammogram, you’ll work one-on-one with mammography technologist to complete a risk assessment form.
- Your mammogram images will be reviewed by one of our board-certified radiologists.
- If your assessment shows a 20% or greater lifetime risk for developing breast cancer, you’ll receive a referral to the Lawrence Breast Specialists for an evaluation and consultation. You may be referred to the LMH Health Cancer Center for additional care, which may include breast exams twice per year, enhanced breast imaging and genetic testing.
Can’t Afford a Mammogram? Help Is Available.
At Lawrence Breast Specialists, LMH Health Women’s Center and LMH Health Cancer Center, our goal is to ensure that every woman age 40 and up has affordable access to regular screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms when necessary. This includes providing financial assistance options for low-income women who are uninsured or underinsured. To learn how to receive a voucher to cover the cost of your mammogram, contact LMH Health Patient Accounts at 785-505-5775.
Cancer Survivorship Program
If you are currently fighting breast cancer, it’s okay – healthy even – to have a plan for the follow-up care you’ll need as a survivor for life. Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, and without the proper guidance and support, navigating treatment and follow-up care can be even more so. The Cancer Survivorship Program at LMH Health Cancer Center aims to help you live well and reduce stress after cancer. The staff will work with you and your primary care doctor to keep your screenings up to date, manage ongoing side effects of treatment, and help you navigate life after cancer treatment.
References (click to view)
1 FDA submissions P080003, P080003/S001, P080003/S004, P080003/S005.
2 Friedewald SM, Rafferty EA, Rose SL, et al. Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography. JAMA. 2014 Jun 25;311(24):2499-507.
3 Zuckerman SP, Conant EF, Keller BM, et al. Implementation of Synthesized Two-dimensional Mammography in a Population-based Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Screening Program. Radiology. 2016 Dec;281(3):730-736.
4 Skaane P, Bandos A, Eben EB, et al. Two-view digital breast tomosynthesis screening with synthetically reconstructed projection images: comparison with digital breast tomosynthesis with full-field digital mammographic images. Radiology. 2014 Jun;271(3):655-63.
5 Bernardi D, Macaskill P, Pellegrini M, et. al. Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis (3D mammography) with acquired or synthetic 2D mammography compared with 2D mammography alone (STORM-2): a population-based prospective study. Lancet Oncol. 2016 Aug;17(8):1105-13.
6 McDonald ES, Oustimov A, Weinstein SP, et al. Effectiveness of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Compared With Digital Mammography: Outcomes Analysis From 3 Years of Breast Cancer Screening. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Jun 1;2(6):737-43.
7 Rafferty EA, Durand MA, Conant EF, et al. Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis and Digital Mammography in Dense and Nondense Breasts. JAMA. 2016 Apr 26;315(16):1784-6.
8 Results from Friedewald, SM, et al. "Breast cancer screening using tomosynthesis in combination with digital mammography." JAMA 311.24 (2014): 2499-2507; a multi-site (13), non-randomized, historical control study of 454,000 screening mammograms investigating the initial impact the introduction of the Hologic Selenia Dimensions on screening outcomes. Individual results may vary. The study found an average 41% increase and that 1.2 (95% CI: 0.8-1.6) additional invasive breast cancers per 1000 screening exams were found in women receiving combined 2D FFDM and 3D(TM) mammograms acquired with the Hologic 3D Mammography(TM) System versus women receiving 2D FFDM mammograms only.