Breast Care – Treatments & Services
Women who receive annual mammograms starting at age 40 can reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer by 71%. During mammography, our experienced technologists use a state-of-the-art digital breast imaging system to take pictures of each breast (from the top and from the side). Your breast is compressed, which prevents motion and spreads out overlapping structures of the breast, reducing the radiation dose required.
RESULTS RIGHT AWAY:
After your examination, one of our board certified, fellowship-trained breast radiologists reviews the images and provides results before you leave your appointment. Questionable findings can include a mass (nodule), suspicious calcium deposits, distortion of breast tissue, skin retraction or skin thickening. If further testing or evaluation is warranted, you may have additional testing completed during your visit, which could include ultrasound or breast MRI.
TOMOSYNTHESIS 3D MAMMOGRAPHY… Finding cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage.
York Hospital BreastCare is proud to offer Tomosynthesis 3D mammography, a technology which allows our Breast Radiologists to see breast tissue in ways never before possible. We are proud to offer this service at the same cost as a regular mammogram.
BREAST ULTRASOUND & ULTRASOUND GUIDED PROCEDURES
Breast ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure used to assess the breasts. Ultrasound technology allows quick visualization of the breast tissue. Ultrasound may also be used to assess blood flow to areas inside the breasts. The examination is often used along with mammography.
A breast ultrasound is commonly performed to determine if an abnormality detected by mammography or a palpable lump is a fluid-filled cyst or a solid tumor (benign or malignant). An ultrasound-guided breast biopsy may be done to evaluate abnormal findings on a mammogram or breast ultrasound and can be done in the same visit.
STEREOTACTIC BREAST BIOPSY
A Stereotactic breast biopsy is a minimally-invasive procedure to remove breast tissue from an area of abnormality. This procedure generally requires no stitches, and leaves virtually no scarring while enabling you to continue your normal activities soon after the procedure. If the area of concern is benign, no further treatment is necessary. If the finding is malignant, your doctor will share further options with you. Approximately 80% of abnormalities are benign and present no health risk.
Our rehab team consists of physical therapists who are trained in helping those affected by cancer and cancer treatments. We will be there to help you through all stages of your cancer journey and help you return to the life you deserve as a survivor of cancer.
Our team is there to ensure that you maintain your optimal level of function throughout your course of treatment:
Prior to surgery we will meet with you and your family to:
- Perform an initial assessment of motion, discuss any preexisting concerns.
- Demonstrate exercises that will be performed during the initial postoperative phase.
- Answer questions or concerns.
Following surgery we will meet with you and your family to:
- Assess motion, swelling, pain and level of function.
- Review exercises and provide you with an educational booklet.
- Discuss outpatient physical therapy services.
4 weeks after surgery we will meet with you and your family to:
- Assess motion, swelling, pain and current level of function.
- Assess need for further physical therapy services based on current status.
- Instruct in progression of stretches and exercises to maximize function.
- Provide education on risks of lymphedema.
Our team will continue to assess your needs before, during and following any chemotherapy or radiation that you may need. Individualized treatment and exercise programs will be designed to maximize motion, strength, balance as well as managing cancer related fatigue.
If you need help accessing your Telemedicine Visit on your Practice Patient Portal, please call (207) 361-6902 and we will be happy to assist you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a TeleVisit?
A TeleVisit is a virtual visit with a primary care provider or specialist at York Hospital. The visit will take place using your computer or smartphone. You and your provider will be able to see each other through video and communicate using audio on your device. Your provider can still order any necessary lab and radiology testing and can prescribe medications if needed.
Where will the provider be during the TeleVisit?
Your provider will be able to join the visit from their office at the practice or occasionally they may join the visit from their home office. Just like you, they are able to connect with you wherever they have a video/audio connection. All of our providers will have a secure HIPAA compliant connection to your health record during the TeleVisit.
Where will I be during the TeleVisit?
Because the visit is virtual, you can be anywhere! As long as you have an internet or wifi connection with video/audio on your computer or smartphone, you will be able to connect with your provider. You are able to connect virtually without leaving your home!
How do I schedule a TeleVisit?
TeleVisits can be schedule by your provider’s office staff in the same way that you would make an in-office appointment.
Is there a cost to have a TeleVisit?
Yes, we will bill your insurance company just as we would if you came into the office for your visit.
What is the availability of TeleVisits?
We are currently scheduling TeleVisits with your primary care or specialty providers during our regular office hours.