Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer remains one of the leading causes of cancer death among women. Early detection remains the key to diagnosis and treatment. The American Cancer Society and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) recommends that women 20 years and older should also perform a monthly self breast-exam. Women should begin receiving an annual Mammogram starting at 40 years old.
A mammogram is a radiologic procedure that is performed in an effort to detect changes within the breast tissue that could indicate breast cancer. Just like all other tests, it is not 100% accurate. However, combining monthly self breast-exams with mammography can increase the early detection rate of breast cancer.
Our dedicated team of professionals will be the leaders in the timely diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in a setting that emphasizes personal service, education and research. At Ochsner, we are committed to providing exceptional patient care by:
- Providing rapidly accessible, high-quality breast care services including prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment.
- Minimizing patient anxiety through an efficient, coordinated approach from screening through diagnosis to treatment.
- Offering educational resources and psychosocial support to patients diagnosed with breast cancer.
- Monitoring and improving service quality through analysis of quality indicators.
- Being a leader in educating other healthcare professionals in innovative and best practice technologies and research initiatives in the field of breast care.
- Providing access to, and information on, alternative therapies that may support treatment.
None of these services, however, would be possible without Mrs. Lieselotte Tansey, a breast cancer survivor and Ochsner patient. Her generosity made the Breast Center a reality. It was Mrs. Tansey’s vision to create a pleasant environment where women can get a swift diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. Learn more about the Lieselotte Tansey Breast Center.