It’s #hip to be #healthy, and #HipNJ is helping fight breast cancer by celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Connie Dwyer Breast Center!
Founded in October 2004, The Connie Dwyer Breast Center at Saint Michael’s Medical Center is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art facility providing expert diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. Further, the Center stresses prevention, early detection, and educational outreach programs in northern New Jersey.
#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo picked the center for her first base line mammography. The center’s sunny decor, warm staff and positive aura put “my anxiety at ease,” she explained.
Why is it super important to be on top of your mammos? One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. That’s why it is vital to make sure the cancer is discovered early when prognosis for treatment and a complete recovery is best.
Maria, along with Director of Development for The Center, Janet Lesko, embarked on their mammogram journey together. Janet’s is a routine annual mammogram, and has been getting her done at The Center since its doors opened.
After checking in with the staff and consulting with the radiologist, Maria and Janet had their 3-D Tomosynthesis mammography. These machines take 3-D images of the breasts. This revolutionary technology gives radiologists the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue. Viewing breast tissue in 3-D images allows for clearer more accurate readings that can identify breast cancer in its earliest stages, when prognosis is best.
Soon after the mammogram, Dr. Ami Shah read the results, and gave both Maria and Janet a clean bill of health!
For more on The Connie Dwyer Breast Center, log onto SMMCNJ.org/Services/Breast.