Routine Care for Early Detection and Prevention of Breast Cancer

October 5, 2023

AdobeStock_426348304-1Routine care is the cornerstone of maintaining optimal breast health, playing a crucial role in the early detection and prevention of various breast conditions, including breast cancer. We understand the importance of regular check-ups at Lane OB/GYN and offer comprehensive services to support women in their breast health journey.

Routine Care for Breast Health

Detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages significantly increases the chances of successful treatment and recovery. However, various factors often hinder women from seeking routine check-ups. These may include concerns about time constraints, fear of potential diagnoses, or a lack of awareness regarding available resources.

Lane OB/GYN: Your Partner in Breast Health

1. Schedule Your Mammogram

  • A mammogram is typically recommended for women between 40 and 50, but individualized screening plans are established based on family history and other factors.
  • Women should aim for repeat scans every year to ensure early detection of any abnormalities.
  • Our experienced medical team works closely with each patient to determine the most appropriate screening schedule tailored to their unique circumstances.
  • With our state-of-the-art outpatient diagnostic center and compassionate staff, Lane Regional Medical Center provides a comfortable environment for your mammogram.

2. Report Any Breast Changes:

  • While mammograms are a critical screening tool, it's essential to remain familiar with how your breasts usually look and feel.
  • Any noticeable changes, such as alterations in breast appearance or the presence of nipple discharge, should be promptly reported to your healthcare provider.
  • Our team will guide you if further evaluation is recommended, ensuring a seamless experience.

Free mammograms in Louisiana

Lane Regional Medical Center is committed to providing accessible and affordable healthcare to all women, regardless of their insurance status. As part of this commitment, the Center for the Louisiana Breast & Cervical Health Program (LBCHP) offers free mammograms to uninsured, underinsured, lower-income women in Louisiana.

The LBCHP aims to prevent unnecessary disease, disability, and premature death by providing quality breast and cervical cancer screenings at no cost to eligible women. To qualify for the program, women must meet age, income, and insurance status guidelines. Our screening providers determine patients' eligibility for participation in LBCHP, ensuring every woman has access to the care needed to maintain optimal breast health.

Lane OB/GYN is dedicated to ensuring that every woman receives the highest quality care and support for her breast health needs. We understand the importance of routine maintenance in the early detection and prevention of breast cancer, and we strive to empower every patient to take proactive steps toward optimal health. With our state-of-the-art facilities, compassionate staff, and commitment to personalized care, we are here to support women every step of the way. At Lane, we believe that working together can achieve healthier, happier lives for all.

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