If detected early, breast cancer has a five-year survival rate of more than 95 percent. At our Breast Center at Good Shepherd Medical Center Longview, we strive to deliver the highest quality care to our patients by using the most advanced technology in breast imaging available. We provide a comprehensive scope of services addressing your physical, emotional and educational needs.
Screening mammograms are used as a preventive measure for women who have no symptoms of breast disease. A screening mammogram usually involves two views of each breast. Diagnostic mammograms involve additional views of the breast and are used when an abnormality is found during a routine screening mammogram. This method is also used in patients who have complaints including breast mass, pain or skin irritation.