The best health care doesn't come from equipment or buildings; it comes from people. At the Breast Health Center, we combine advanced technology and a full array of treatment options with the most crucial element – specialized expertise and compassion. Every day it is our privilege to evaluate and treat women with the care and dignity they deserve. This is our mission and why we are the best choice for breast health services.
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Breast Health Center
1 Blackstone Street
Providence, RI 02905
P: (401) 453-7540
F: (401) 453-7785
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Scheduling of appointments is flexible.
Care New England Center for Health
49 South County Commons
South Kingstown, RI 02879
Physicians use the mammogram to regularly screen healthy women for breast cancer.
Women with a higher risk of developing breast cancer may benefit from more intensive screening.
Patients referred to the Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program are given a consultation with a cancer genetic counselor
A risk factor is something that indicates a woman is more likely than average to develop breast cancer though they are not harmful in themselves.
The incidence of breast cancer among African American women is lower than that for Caucasians and higher than Hispanics.
Diagnoses are made earlier due to advanced screening mammography and our ability to detect cancer at earlier stages.
If breast cancer is diagnosed, other tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the breast or to other parts of the body, in a process called staging. The type and stage of breast cancer lets the doctor know what kind of treatment you need.
Mammogram screening recommendations vary from different government-sponsored groups and medical societies. We understand that this can become confusing when making personal decisions. At Women & Infants, we recommend the following screening strategy for average risk women:
Recommendations for screening with clinical breast exams also vary between different government-sponsored and medical societies. We believe there is a lack of data to define the benefits of such exams and, therefore, endorse the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommendation for clinical breast examination every one to three years for women aged 20 to 39, and annually thereafter.
For more information on breast cancer or an appointment at the Breast Health Center at Women & Infants, please call (401) 453-7540.