Your destination for comprehensive breast health
- Complete range of breast health services, from mammography and oncology to lymphedema therapy
- Team of surgeons, oncologists and other specialists who have a specific background in breast cancer management
- Personal Breast Health Navigator who will guide you through your entire treatment process, from diagnosis and pre-operative education to recovery and resource assistance
- Convenient access to in-network diagnostic imaging and treatment centers
Discovering a lump or abnormality in the breast can be very frightening, as most women assume the worst — breast cancer. But not all lumps are malignant, or cancerous. Some breast lumps may be the result of a benign breast condition — such as fibrocystic breast disease, a broad term that is characterized by breast pain, cysts and noncancerous lumpiness.
The best way to diagnose your breast condition is by visiting your doctor and having a mammogram. At The Hospitals of Providence, we offer mammography services at our conveniently located diagnostic imaging centers throughout El Paso. When it comes to breast cancer, early detection is the key. So it’s important to perform regular breast self-exams and schedule a mammogram every year, especially after the age of 40.
Expert care after a breast cancer diagnosis
Thanks to the latest diagnostic techniques and treatments, women with breast cancer have a better chance of surviving than ever before. After a breast cancer diagnosis, our team of experienced breast health physicians, nurses and other specialists can offer advanced oncology treatments as well as lymphedema therapy at one of our in-network facilities.
Our Breast Health Navigation Program offers guidance to women throughout their breast cancer experience. A personal Breast Health Navigator guides you from the time of your abnormal mammogram through diagnosis and treatment. They provide pre-op education sessions for you and loved ones along with a survivor education packet uniquely designed for each individual’s needs.
Learn more about our breast health services by calling 915-577-8467 (THOP) to find a physician in your area.
Mammograms aren’t fun, and anyone who tries to convince you otherwise is a liar. But the fact is, they are vital – since they are still the most effective form of early detection for breast cancer. We’re here to help keep you from becoming just another statistic.
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Who Needs Screening?
Many women with breast cancer have no symptoms, which makes screening even more important. The American Cancer Society recommendations for women of average risk (no personal or family history, or genetic predisposition):
- Age 40-44 - optional mammogram
- Age 45-55 - annual mammogram
- Age 55+ - option for mammogram every two years, or annually
If you think you may have higher than average risk for breast cancer, please talk with your doctor about recommendations for screenings and frequency. For example, the presence of certain genes like BRCA may put you at risk to get an especially aggressive type of cancer at an early age. Know your risk for greater peace of mind.
Breast Cancer Screening
Our team is ready to provide you with comprehensive screening services including:
- 3D digital screening mammography (West Campus only)
- Digital diagnostic mammography
- Stereotactic biopsies
- Ultrasound-guided biopsies
- Breast Ultrasound
- Breast MRI (West and East Campuses only)
- Bone density screenings
Why 3D Mammography?
3D Mammography, also known as Tomosynthesis, is ideal for women with dense breasts because it gives radiologists a more detailed view of the breast tissue, helping to find smaller cancers earlier. The advanced technology also decreases the number of false positives. No one wants to go back for a second mammogram, which may not be covered by insurance.