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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and Visitation Restrictions

Visitation restrictions are in effect at all Med Center Health hospitals and Cal Turner Rehab & Specialty Care.

See Med Center Health’s response to COVID-19 on our Coronavirus Update page.

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One of the single most important things a woman can do for herself is annual screening mammograms. Mammography, especially 3D mammography, is still the best exam for breast cancer screening. Numerous scientific studies have confirmed up to a 40% decrease in breast cancer death rates in women who undergo annual mammography. Recommendations on when to start screening vary between age 40 and 45 for most women without significant family history. Talk to your doctor to see what is right for you based on your personal and family health histories.


3-D Mammograms Provide Early Detection and Fewer False Positives

When you choose Med Center Health for Mammography screenings, you’re getting the most advanced technology available in Southcentral Kentucky for early detection of breast cancer.

Using the Lorad Selenia Full Field Digital Mammography and Hologic GeniusTM 3D MammographyTM, our team of diagnostic experts can get the most detailed, high-definition images to review. Genius Exams are FDA approved and more than 100 clinical studies have shown that these exams provide greater accuracy for diagnosis.

By breaking down the diagnostic images down layer by layer, a doctor gets better results regardless of the patient’s age or breast density. This is especially good news for detecting early cancer in women under the age of 50, who often with denser breast tissue. The American College of Radiology recommends that women receive an annual mammogram beginning at age 40.

GeniusTM 3D MammographyTM exams have been shown to be so accurate that they reduce the possibility of false-positive results and the need for additional screenings.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, but regular screenings can help detect breast cancer early when it is most treatable. GeniusTM 3-D MammographyTM exams at Med Center Health are covered by Medicare and most major insurance plans.


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