One woman in eight will get breast cancer in her lifetime. The statistics are hard to ignore. And one in three women over the age of 40 will be diagnosed with a breast health concern.
Mammograms use low energy X-rays to examine the breast as a diagnostic and screening tool to detect the early presence of breast cancer. Mammograms are recommended annually for women age 45 to 54. Women 55 and older can switch to mammograms every 2 years, or continue yearly screening.
If there is a breast health concern we understand the patient's anxiety and will schedule them promptly for all appropriate exams and procedures.
Women should never go without having a mammogram due to financial concerns. With the help of the St. Patrick Hospital Foundation Compassion Fund and the Montana Breast and Cervical Health Program, we will help provide financial assistance for those in need.
Local donations and a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust are bringing 3D mammography to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson.
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.