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Breast Care

Breast cancer is the number one type of cancer in women. It is both life threatening and a life changer. However, when breast cancer is detected in its early stages, chances of surviving the disease are greatly improved. McLaren Thumb Region Breast Center is dedicated to providing women with breast screenings, advanced digital imaging methods as well as leading the way in treatment and surgery when needed. From benign breast conditions to breast cancer, McLaren Thumb Region's skilled team of surgeons, oncologists, and pathologists will work with you to ensure you receive the very best care. Doctors will assess your needs and develop an individual treatment plan tailored specifically to your condition. With the knowledge and guidance of our expert medical team, you can rest assure your every need will be met.

Breast Care at McLaren Thumb Region

According to the National Cancer Institute, one in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime. The good news is, when detected early, the breast cancer survival rate is 98 percent. Early detection can save your life.

While no one knows for sure what causes breast cancer, genetic traits and lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise may play roles in the development of the disease. The American Cancer Society recommends a baseline screening mammography for every woman between the ages of 35 and 39 (possibly earlier, if there's a family history of breast cancer), and an annual mammogram each year after the age of 40.

McLaren Thumb Region provides preventive and early detection programs and treatment options for breast cancer. We offer all services from digital mammography screening to breast surgery. Our supportive staff will answer your breast health questions and provide you with the health resources you need.

Digital mammography provides crisp, clear, easy-to-understand images, and it delivers rapid results for physicians and patients. We offer state-of-the-art digital mammography which can help pinpoint cancer in its earliest stages. The machine features a sophisticated computer-aided detection system that provides crisp, clear images that help clinicians pinpoint cancer in it earliest stages. And because these images are immediately available in digital form, there's no need to develop film. That makes the entire process much shorter.

A screening mammogram generally takes only 15 to 20 minutes, with results mailed to patients within 48 hours.

To schedule your mammography screening, call at (989) 269-1565, between 8:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. weekdays.

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