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Breast Cancer Screening

Prevent cancer before it starts. Don’t put off preventative care, be proactive with your health. Take advantage of the wide array of prevention programs we offer at the Nassif Community Cancer Center. Browse our screening options and schedule your assessment in Cedar Rapids today.

Early Detection is the Best Prevention

Early detection is the best prevention when it comes to breast health. UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Breast and Bone Health uses the latest technology in digital mammography, Genius™ 3D Mammography™. Recent studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association find that 3D mammography screens in greater detail and detects breast cancers at a greater rate than standard 2D mammography alone. The study shows that 3D Mammography detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancers. 3D Mammography has also led to a 15 percent decrease in recall rates and gives lower doses of radiation.

To learn more about our Breast Cancer Screening program click the link below. UnityPoint Health Breast and Bone Health.

Hear From Our Experts

Therese Michels, manager at St. Luke’s Breast and Bone Health, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss mammogram recommendations, dense breast tissue, mammogram technologies, how the pandemic affected breast cancer screening and more.

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We Offer a Genetics & Risk Assessment Clinic for High Risk Breast Cancer Patients LEARN MORE

High Risk Breast Cancer Program

Know Yourself. Know Your Health.

Some families may have an increased risk for breast cancer due to personal risk factors, family history, a hereditary cancer syndrome or a gene mutation in their family. These women may have a 20-85 percent chance of developing breast cancer during their lifetime.

Our Genetics and Risk Assessment Clinic is one of many services available through the High-Risk Breast Cancer Program. Healthcare professionals on a multidisciplinary team, including medical oncologists and surgeons from Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, will help you manage your breast cancer risk by providing:

  • Education about hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Genetic counseling and testing
  • Personalized screening plan
  • Coordination of specialist appointments, if needed
  • Prevention strategies that include nutrition, exercise and psycho-social counseling

Screening and close monitoring are essential to catching breast cancer in its earliest stages.

For more information, contact the Nassif Community Cancer Center at (319) 558-4876.