In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hannibal Regional is pleased to offer special screenings in October to assist women in taking steps to enjoy healthy living.

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hannibal Regional is pleased to offer special screenings in October to assist women in taking steps to enjoy healthy living.

 

For your convenience, Hannibal Regional’s Radiology Department will host “Ladies Night Out” - a special after hours program for women to keep current with their annual mammogram.  Light refreshments will be served and a specialty gift bag will be given out.

 

Hannibal Regional offers 3D mammography exams developed by Hologic, Inc., a worldwide leader in Women’s Health. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, these exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing.

For certain women at high risk for breast cancer, an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that cannot be obtained by other imaging methods such as mammography or ultrasound. Hannibal Regional now offers this choice in the latest technologies in breast cancer testing. An MRI with dedicated breast coils uses a powerful magnetic field and radio frequency pulses to produce detailed pictures of inside the breast to help measure the size of cancer, look for additional tumors and check the lymph nodes to see if cancer has spread. A breast MRI is also used for evaluating lumpectomy sites in the years following breast cancer treatment to determine the difference between scar tissue and a recurrence of cancer. Additionally, a breast MRI is the best test for determining whether silicone implants have ruptured.

 

The American College of Radiology recommends yearly screening mammograms for women aged 40 or older. Annual mammograms are covered by most insurance policies and are the cornerstone of early breast cancer detection. Hannibal Regional’s dedicated staff provide the highest level of care for busy women.

 

The special after hours dates for mammograms are Oct. 2, Oct. 16, and Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.. Schedule an appointment by calling 573-248-5688.