Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women at some point in their life, and 1 in 100 men. The first step women and men can take to prevent breast cancer and reduce the death rate of this sometimes aggressive form of cancer is breast cancer screening. Breast cancer screening begins with the individual by performing breast self-examination. If, during a breast cancer self-exam, a lump or pain is detected, it’s imperative to speak to a breast care specialist immediately.
Breast Cancer Screening in Mooresville, North Carolina
*Please note: Breast Care Specialists of Carolina, PLLC offers ultrasound, but not mammograms or breast MRI. Please contact your primary care physician for referrals for those services.
Mammography is the most utilized form of breast cancer screening in the United States. Many women have had mammograms or other forms of cancer screening imaging, such as ultrasound or even breast MRI, for diagnostic purposes. When there has been a indeterminate or suspicious finding, many general radiologists or practitioners will refer patients to Dr. Princess Thomas at Breast Care Specialists of Carolina.
Patients in North Carolina may be referred to Breast Care Specialists of Carolina, PLLC to perform a thorough evaluation of the mammogram, breast ultrasound or breast MRI. Dr. Princess Thomas may request a breast biopsy after reviewing the images provided to help diagnose and begin treatment for her patients quickly. A complete breast ultrasound is used as an adjunct to prior screening, if indicated. Referrals for diagnostic mammogram or breast MRI can also be made if it is determined by Breast Care Specialists of Carolina, PLLC that this will aid in diagnosis.
Dr. Thomas is dedicated to providing a holistic approach to breast cancer prevention. Contact our office in Mooresville, North Carolina to learn more about our breast cancer prevention initiatives.