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Breast Health Services -- 618.463.7647


Comprehensive, Caring Service

We offer:

  • Excellent care “Close to Home”
  • Board-certified radiologists who read all mammography exams
  • Same day diagnostic views if indicated from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Surgeons with same or next day availability for consultations
  • Biopsy availability within 48 hours
  • On-site Cancer Care Center for radiation or chemotherapy treatments
  • Convenient scheduling options
  • Valet parking available for your convenience

Early Detection is Key


American Cancer Society guidelines

If you are 40 or over:

  • Clinical breast exam every year before mammogram
  • Breast self-exam every month
  • Mammogram every year
If you have a history of breast cancer in your family, discuss mammography screening guidelines and scheduling with your health care provider.

Over her lifetime, a woman in the United States has about a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer and a one in 35 chance of dying from the disease.  The National Institutes of Health reports most women who get breast cancer had no significant risk factors and if breast cancer is identified early — when it is confined to the duct or local area of the breast — your chances for survival are dramatically higher.  So every woman should educate herself about breast cancer and make breast examinations – including mammograms – a priority.

For more information on our Breast Health Services or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 618.463.7647.

No woman is exempt from breast cancer.

Hours:

7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday
7:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday
10:00-11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday

Our breast services are staffed by board certified radiologists. We work very closely with referring primary physicians, surgeons and oncologists to provide comprehensive imaging evaluations. Our experienced and dedicated staff is committed to guiding each patient through the biopsy process in the timeliest and most compassionate way possible.

Pathology Services:

We offer Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) and Core Needle Biopsy to our patients.  The pathologists review the samples and provide a report of the findings to your ordering physician.

Breast Cancer Conference:

A multidisciplinary team of health care providers, including surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, and nurse navigator meet weekly to present and discuss newly diagnosed breast cancer cases and determine course of treatment. 

Alton Memorial Hospital is proud to offer 3D mammography service.

3D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic breast imaging tool to improve the early detection of breast cancer.  Images are displayed as a series of thin slices, providing doctors with a clearer view through overlapping breast tissue.

Tomosynthesis builds upon the success of digital mammography allowing radiologists to look at your breast tissue in greater detail.

Patients should contact their insurance provider regarding coverage of 3D.  It is important to note that on July 20, 2016, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 466 to require insurance plans in Illinois, including Medicaid, to cover breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography. The law mandates coverage for a baseline mammogram for women 35 to 39 years of age in addition to coverage of an annual mammogram for women 40 years of age or older. Tomosynthesis will be included in definition of ‘low dose mammography’ meaning that all health care payers in the state must cover digital breast tomosynthesis.

For more information on our Breast Health Services or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 618.463.7647.

Find a doctor or make an appointment: 800.392.0936
General Information: 618.463.7311
Alton Memorial Hospital
One Memorial Drive
Alton, Illinois 62002


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