Focused on Your Needs
The Saint Francis Breast Care Center focuses on the needs of today’s woman and provides you with peace of mind. Our physicians, on-site surgeons, specially trained nurses and radiology technologists educate, examine, test and treat your unique healthcare needs. The facility offers comfort and convenience, as well as state-of-the-art technology.
The full array of state-of-the-art equipment and all-digital breast imaging services available at Saint Francis Breast Care Center includes screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic biopsy and breast MRI.
Our dedicated, multidisciplinary team of radiologists, surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists contributes to the clinic’s ongoing success in fighting cancer.
Comprehensive Breast Health
Saint Francis Breast Care Center provides education, examinations, testing and breast cancer surgery and treatment through its state-of-art facility in the region. Radiologists and surgeons are on site to collaborate on breast cancer cases and patients receive timely feedback on mammography test results.
Appointments for mammograms are offered at Saint Francis Breast Care Center Monday – Friday from 7:45 am – 4:15 pm. Appointments are also offered the first Saturday of the month from 8am – 12 pm. You can make an appointment by calling 573-331-5111.
ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
American College of Radiology (ACR) has designated Saint Francis Breast Care Center a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. This recognition shows that we have achieved high practice standards and earned accreditation in all the latest tools for early detection and breast cancer treatment.
Breast Cancer Diagnosis
The advance detection tools at Saint Francis Breast Care Center to find breast cancer early, when treatment is most effective, include:
- Tomosynthesis, or 3-D digital mammography, enables radiology technologists to obtain breast images from multiple angles, reducing the potential for patient callbacks to obtain additional imaging scans.
- Digital Mammography with computer-aided detection provides enhanced electronic breast imaging.
- Breast ultrasound is used when a mammogram shows an indistinct mass or a lump is found during an exam, with no radiation exposure.
- Breast MRI diagnoses certain breast cancers at an earlier stage.
- Stereotactic breast biopsy is a minimally-invasive way to biopsy a breast abnormality identified through mammography. Benefits include improved accuracy, faster recovery, minimal pain and discomfort, lower cost and lower complication rates compared with surgical biopsy.
Tomosynthesis, or 3-D digital mammography, is also available at Saint Francis Imaging Poplar Bluff.
Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment
After diagnosis, breast cancer treatment quickly follows at the Cancer Institute at Saint Francis Medical Center. Treatment may include:
- Surgery (lumpectomy, mastectomy, double mastectomy)
- Radiation therapy
In addition to breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, Saint Francis Breast Care Center offers breast imaging, care and management, as well as DEXA scans without management. The ordering provider examines the DEXA results and manages the care.
Health and Fitness
Maintaining a healthy weight through proper nutrition and exercise is critical to a woman’s health. Fitness Plus and the Saint Francis Wellness department offer fitness and nutrition classes and counseling.
To learn more about the services and programs available through the Saint Francis Breast Care Center, call 573-331-5209.