Women often think their self-exam is enough or they aren’t at risk for Breast Cancer if it doesn’t run in the family. Did you know eight out of ten women who have breast cancer do not have a family history of breast cancer. Self-exams are critical, but mammograms can detect lumps much smaller than what we can feel.
About 3D Mammography
As a low dose 3D mammogram, our experts are able to detect breast cancer at its earliest and smallest stage. This FDA-approved technology captures multiple high-quality images at different angles, delivering exceptionally sharp views of the breast. This provides a clearer picture for radiologists to evaluate the tissue. This type of technology allows for earlier detection, fewer additional tests and reduced anxiety.
Starting January 6, 2020 you can schedule an appointment to get a 3D mammogram done at Windom Area Health on the 3D mammography truck. The 3D mammography truck will be here on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Call the Windom Area Health Scheduling Department 507-831-0670 to schedule an appointment
Partnership with Edith Sanford Breast Center
The center employs a total of five Breast Fellowship trained Radiologists. The Edith Sanford Breast Center is the only breast facility in the region that offers Breast Fellowship trained Radiologists.
About the Truck
The mammography truck is equipped with waiting area, interview area, 2 dressing rooms and a mammogram suite.
- Currently, approximately 80% of all US women start breastfeeding, but of those moms, approximately 60% do not reach their own goals.
- In efforts to improve these rates, Baby Cafés offer support on all aspects of breastfeeding and its impact on a daily life - from prenatal to weaning, as well as assistance with pumping and maintaining supply if moms return to work outside of home.
- Baby Café sites are run by a range of trained staff including health professionals such as board certified lactation consultants (IBCLCs), midwives and nurses, and other qualified and accredited breastfeeding counselors. All will have specific training and experience in helping breastfeeding families to provide a consistent, high standard of care.
About 2D Digital Mammography
Through 2D digital mammography, breast radiologist can capture and manipulate images so breast irregularities are seen more clearly. It uses a computer to create high quality images of the breast, increasing the physician’s ability to detect breast cancer when it is most treatable.
Don’t let cost deter you, most mammograms are covered under insurance as part of preventative care. The Women’s Health Fund at Windom Area Health also offers financial assistance for those who qualify. Click on link provided below for more details and how to qualify.
Support your health and your local hospital by scheduling your digital mammogram at Windom Area Health today. No physician referral is needed. Appointments can be scheduled Mondays, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. and Fridays 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
To make an appointment, visit My Sanford Chart or call the Windom Area Health Scheduling Department at 507-831-0670.