NMMC Hamilton Now Offers 3-D Mammography
HAMILTON, Alabama - At North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton, we know finding even the smallest change in a mammogram can make a difference in a patient’s life. That’s why we invested in 3-D mammography technology– to detect breast cancer early, when it is most treatable.
NMMC-Hamilton joins the other North Mississippi Health Services hospitals in Amory, Eupora, Iuka, Tupelo, Pontotoc and West Point, Mississippi, in offering 3-D mammography. This new technology, along with annual screenings, will give patients across north Mississippi and northwest Alabama their best chance to find cancer earlier.
“We are very excited to bring 3-D mammography to the Hamilton community,” said Jennifer Brewer, chief nursing officer at NMMC-Hamilton. “3-D mammography has become the gold standard for breast health diagnostics, and we couldn’t be happier to offer this technology to our patients.”
Women over age 40 are encouraged to have a screening mammogram every year. A screening mammogram is for those who do not have a specific breast concern or symptom, such as a lump. If you have a lump or other concern, your provider will recommend diagnostic testing.
Pain and discomfort are top reasons why women skip mammograms. This new technology is tailored to the structure of each woman’s breast, so we can deliver a better patient experience with less compression. These new 3-D mammography machines can measure breast density right at the workstation and assess risk before a person leaves the exam.
For more information on breast cancer screening, talk to your primary care provider or call 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375) or visit www.nmhs.net/breast-care.