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Staying one step ahead of

BREAST CANCER
From detection to prevention, the team of experts
at Community Healthcare System is with you on your
journey to wellness BY ELISE SIMS

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Seeing Cancer Clearly

For most women, their journey
begins within Community Hospital,
St. Catherine Hospital or
St. Mary Medical Center's Women's
Diagnostic Centers through mammogram screening with 3-D mammography.
3-D mammography, or breast tomosynthesis, takes multiple images of the breast
in a few seconds. The images allow physicians to examine the breast tissue layer
by layer and see fine details more clearly.
"With 3-D tomosynthesis, we can see
the breast as a three-dimensional reconstruction," says Mary Nicholson, MD,

regional director of Breast Imaging
Services for Community Healthcare
System. "For the radiologist, 3-D mammography offers better contrast, additional sharpness and improved clarity of
the images."
The radiologist reviews the mammogram images while the patient waits,
preventing the need for a return visit.

Better Biopsies

For those women in need of a breast
biopsy following a mammogram, the
hospitals are using advanced equipment to accommodate a greater number

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t's breast cancer. Those three words
changed the lives of some 255,180
women diagnosed in the U.S. last
year with invasive breast cancer and another 63,400 diagnosed with
noninvasive breast cancer, according to
American Cancer Society estimates.
When detected early, the five-year
survival rate for breast cancer is 98 percent. With new approaches to detection,
treatment and prevention, the hospitals
of Community Healthcare System are
prepared for the fight, bringing hope
that is close to home for breast cancer
patients in Northwest Indiana.



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