Help Us Bring 3D Mammography to Cabinet Peaks Medical CenterClick here to donate to our 3D Mammography Campaign online.
3D Mammography Makes a DifferenceBreast cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer among American women, claiming nearly 41,000 lives a year. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) creates a three dimensional picture of the breast using X-rays.
How is the 3D Mammogram procedure really different?DBT is a new kind of test. It takes multiple X-ray pictures of the breast from many angles. The breast is positioned the same way as in a conventional mammogram, but with sensitivity to the anatomy of the breast.
What causes unnecessary fear and stress?A FALSE POSITIVE! A false positive is when a mammogram shows an abnormal area that looks like a cancer but turns out to be normal. Ultimately, the news is good: no breast cancer. But the suspicious area usually requires follow-up with more than one doctor, extra tests, and extra procedures, including a possible biopsy. There are psychological, physical, and economic costs that come with a false positive. This fear and stress is highly reduced with DBT, with 19% fewer call backs.
This ability to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage will save more lives!Great detail allows 3D mammograms to find cancers missed by conventional mammography and detect cancers earlier. It is estimated that up to 2 additional cancers will be identified annually for Cabinet Peaks Medical Center patients with DBT.
What are the experts saying about 3D Mammography?"Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) is a cutting edge technology that is the most revolutionary and groundbreaking innovation for mammography in the last 30 years. According to a study published in Radiology by Sharpe, et. al. in 2015, DBT detects 54.3% more cancers with 18.8% fewer false positives. We are ecstatic to offer this life-saving technology. I beg my own mother to drive 90 minutes from home to the nearest site that offers DBT."
Amanda Beer, MD, Radiologist at Northwest Imaging
"Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) helps us find cancers that are much smaller than 2D mammography, which is what we currently have at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center. Cancers as small as 2mm can be detected with DBT, allowing more treatment options for the patient. If not found early, these smaller cancers become large tumors; and while they can be treatable, large tumors generally mean more radical surgery, followed by chemotherapy and radiation. DBT or 3D Mammography is a technology that we need here in Lincoln County, and one that will save lives!"
Lance Ercanbrack, MD, Surgeon at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center
How can you help?Cabinet Peaks Medical Center and the CPMC Foundation need your help to bring this device to South Lincoln County! Financial gifts are the best way to lend us a hand; however, if you aren't able to contribute financially, helping us spread the word about 3D mammography and our campaign will go a long way! We appreciate anything you can do to help us reach our goal of saving lives through this advanced technology!
Contribute Here: Click here to donate to our 3D Mammography Campaign online.
If you have questions, or would like more information about this campaign or the CPMC Foundation in general, please call the Foundation office at 283-7140.
A Message from Your Executive DirectorThank you so much for considering a financial gift in support of this important campaign. Keeping up with top of the line medical equipment today is costly, and philanthropy from generous people like you makes it possible for us to continue providing the highest quality compassionate care in our rural community. This 3D Mammography machine is a state-of-the-art piece of equipment with advanced technology vital for earlier detection of breast cancer. Each member of the Cabinet Peaks Medical Center's Senior Leadership and CPMC Foundation Board have already made contributions to this campaign because they feel strongly that it is our obligation to make innovative healthcare accessible in our area. Please consider donating to this project today and help us bring this life saving device to our family, friends, and neighbors here in Lincoln County!
Kate Stephens, Executive Director, CPMC Foundation