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Five Important Things to Know About Mammograms

It’s estimated that for every 100,000 women in Utah, 108 will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer each year. You may know that early detection can lead to successful treatment, but many women are hesitant to schedule a mammogram out of fear or concern of not knowing what to expect. In honor of National Breast [...]

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St. Mark’s Women’s Diagnostic Center Earns the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Designation

Congratulations are in order! The Women’s Diagnostic Center at St. Mark’s Hospital has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR)! We always knew they were excellent, but we like making it official. The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation is awarded to breast imaging centers [...]

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St. Mark’s Center for Breast Care

One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Early detection is paramount in order to successfully treat breast cancer and other breast diseases. All women should perform self-examinations regularly and consult a physician right away if they feel anything abnormal. For women over the age of 50, regular mammograms [...]

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Marva Mathis: A Breast Cancer Success Story

“I must have gone through an entire box of tissues,” recalls Marva Mathis of a devastating day back in May 2010 when she learned she had breast cancer. She’d gone to the doctor for an examination after discovering a lump on her breast. “I was in total shock,” she says. “And I suddenly felt like [...]

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Mammogram at St. Mark's Hospital

Breast Caner Screening

Breast cancer screenings are tests used to look for cancer before a person has any symptoms. In many cases, cancer has already begun to spread when symptoms appear. Screenings allow doctors to detect cancer early, which can make it easier for them to treat. These tests are also performed so that doctors can better understand [...]

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