Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org; 630-312-7508
La Grange – Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital is hosting an open house to celebrate the grand opening of its newly renovated Women’s Imaging Center. Dr. Mita Majmundar, director of breast imaging and intervention at Adventist Midwest Health, will discuss the latest advances in breast imaging. Visitors are invited to tour the center after the presentation.
The Womens’ Imaging Center offers the latest technology in breast cancer detection, including two digital mammography units, a digital stereotactic biopsy table and DEXA bone scan system. To accommodate the new technology, the radiology unit underwent a major facelift that includes a new waiting room and changing area in a more relaxed environment. The grand opening is being held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is observed in October.
The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the hospital, 5101 S. Willow Springs Road, La Grange. The event is free but seats are limited. To register, call 630-856-7525. Light refreshments will be provided.
Today’s diagnostic tools enable doctors to detect breast cancer at its earliest stage – well before a woman can feel a lump herself. Smaller tumors mean it’s less likely cancer has spread to other areas of the body, which makes it easier and more successful to treat.
“We provide women with all the resources available to detect breast cancer as early as possible and to overcome the disease if diagnosed,” Majmundar said.
Digital imaging has the potential to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage than traditional X-ray mammograms, and early detection is a key factor in breast cancer survival. Digital mammography complements the breast ultrasound and breast MRI services already in place at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Patients appreciate having comprehensive breast care services in a single location.
“Our newly renovated Women’s Imaging Center builds on our tradition of providing outstanding health care to patients right in their own backyard,” said Rick Wright, chief executive officer of Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. “We are proud to offer services and advanced technology to detect and treat breast cancer.”
In November 2009, Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospitals were certified by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. The national accreditation means patients receive the highest quality of breast cancer care.
Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital also offers a unique resource to help patients find their way through the health care system: patient navigators. These experts not only serve as patient advocates and educators, but also help patients regain a sense of control while they find the strength to heal. They provide resources to patients and their families from serving as a liaison between the patient and physician to offering emotional support. They also offer information about cancer care, support services, prevention, clinical trials and education.
The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2010, 209,060 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed and 40,230 men and women will die from breast cancer.*
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.