Lakeview Health System
Breast Health


Did you know?


  • 54% of the breast cancers diagnosed within the Lakeview Health were found by palpable mass (by self-exam or by a provider) for the years 2003-2006
  • 31% were found by an abnormal mammogram
  • Excluding cancer of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in US women
  • A woman living in the US has a 13.2%, or 1 in 8, lifetime risk of developing breast cancer

Does mammography make a difference in breast cancer prevention? 

  • Numerous randomized trials and population-based evaluations of screening mammography have clearly shown that early detection of breast cancer through mammography greatly improved treatment options, the chances for successful treatment, and survival. (Source: American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Facts and Figures, 2005-2006)

Did you know? 

Why is that important to know?

  • Digital mammography takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer, allowing the recorded data to be enhanced, magnified, or manipulated for further evaluation. Film (analog) mammography units use film to both capture and display the image. The sensitivity of film (analog) mammography is somewhat limited, particularly in women with dense breasts (a population at higher risk for breast cancer). (Source: National Cancer Institute, DMIST Trial, NEJM Online, September 16, 2005).

Ready to schedule your mammogram?

  • Please call Lakeview Hospital’s Imaging Department at (651) 430-4612 to schedule your digital mammogram.

For more information on breast cancer call our breast cancer coordinator:

(651) 430-4663