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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that in 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed? Did you also know that  approximately 39,520 women were expected to die from breast cancer that same year?

Men, you’re not immune from this either. In 2011, 2,140 cases of breast cancer were also expected to occur; this is about 1% of all breast cancer cases. 2011 estimated that 450 men would die from this deadly disease, according to the American Cancer Society.

Radiology & Imaging Consultants provides valuable, life saving procedures to help detect, diagnose and treat breast cancer and breast diseases.

  • Digital Mammography
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Breast MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • MRI-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ductogram/Galactogram Guided Biopsy

Radiology & Imaging consultants operates at the Mary Lou Beshears Breast Care Center at Memorial Hospital – University of Colorado Health, and is one of nine accredited centers in Colorado. The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, or NAPBC, is a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance against the group’s standards.

The standards include proficiency in the areas of: center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education, and quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

» Go to: NAPBC (http://napbc-breast.org/)

To learn more about the Mary Lou Beshears Breast Care Center and to schedule an appointment, please call 719-365-5240, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.