The Most Important Selfie You’ll Take
You can snap a photo in no time and now getting mammograms are just as easy. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and early detection and access to superior care is key to saving a life. So why wait to take the most important selfie of your life?
Conway Medical Center is proudly using 3-D mammography technology. In fact, we were the first facility in Horry County to offer this state-of-the-art screening process. We’ve made 3-D mammograms available to every patient. Why? Because this advanced technology helps us find more small abnormalities that may not be visible in standard 2-D mammograms. This means improved detection, increased comfort, and fewer false alarms for for you.
The Best Care With No Barriers
At CMC, we want all women to benefit from the most sophisticated breast care available. That is why CMC is one of the first hospitals in the region to offer screening 3-D mammograms without a physician’s order. Our advanced imaging technology coupled with our compassionate care makes CMC’s Breast Health Center the right choice for you.
Conway Medical Center is also bringing the most mammograms to a community or business near you! Our mobile 3D mammography center utilizes the same imaging and 3D digital tomosynthesis technology as in our Imaging Center. The process is quick and easy for those with time constraints or transportation issues with making appointments.
CMC is a participating provider in BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Routine Mammography Network. In addition, this life-saving screening is also available to all State Health Plan members.
If you are underinsured or uninsured, the CMC Foundation may be able to help with financial assistance. Please call 843-347-8170 to inquire about available assistance.
Your Expert Care Team
Because breast health is a highly specialized field, every member of the Breast Health Center’s team is highly trained and our specialists include a reconstructive surgeon, medical oncologist, and pathologist as well as board certified radiologists, board certified surgeons who are members of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, nationally registered and state certified technologists, and experienced support staff.
Our team has achieved certification from the Quality Management System and adheres to the highest standards for its clinical practices and patient safety. In addition to clinical strengths, our team is well known for our customer service and attention to details. We focus on patient support and education. Our goal is to provide timely information and results to reduce the sleepless nights of anxious patients.
The CMC Breast Health Center offers women quality imaging services and advanced technology close to home for the convenience they need and deserve. Our 3D mammography services capture clear images of the breast tissue on high-resolution computer monitors looking for any lesions or abnormalities. If additional imaging is needed, our radiologist can utilize breast ultrasound or breast MRI imaging to identify tiny lesions at the earliest stages of development. If cancer is suspected, radiologists and surgeons will review images to offer the most efficient biopsy to determine if cancer cells are present.
Education & Support
The CMC Breast Health Center offers continuing education and support for newly diagnosed patients, cancer survivors, and their families through traditional support group settings, social events, educational sessions with guest speakers, wellness activities, and so much more. We believe an educated patient with a support system is an empowered patient and we strive to share information and awareness to help our patients reach their maximum potential.
Best Cancer Risk Factors
The biggest risk factors for getting breast cancer are being female and getting older – two factors that are not controllable. However, there are risk factors you can control. Below are the two types of risk factors for developing breast cancer – controllable and uncontrollable.
Controllable Risk Factors
- Drinking more than one alcoholic beverage per day
- Being overweight
- Lack of exercise
- Use of hormone replacement drugs
Uncontrollable Risk Factors
- Getting older
- Family history of breast cancer
- History of breast disease
- Not having children or having your first child after 30
- Having your first menstrual cycle before age 12