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NMMC Breast Care Center

4376 South Eason Boulevard

Tupelo, MS  38801

Phone (662) 377-4910

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The breast imaging services at NMMC-Tupelo are fully accredited in:

• Mammography
• Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
• Breast Ultrasound
• Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
• Breast MRI

Excellence in Care

BICOE seal

The NMMC Breast Care Center has earned the honor of Breast Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Our team is experienced in all aspects of breast health:

• 20,000+ breast imaging procedures annually
• 1,500+ breast cancers detected in the last five years
• All images interpreted by Board Certified Radiologist
• Education and support after an abnormal mammogram
• Malignant Pathology Conference - Review of all malignant pathology cases by a multi-disciplinary team
• Benign Pathology Conference - Review of all benign pathology by a pathologist, radiologist and breast health specialist
• Risk Model Screening for increased breast cancer risk (all patients screened)
• Genetic counseling referral for testing and guidance for patients with inherited risk of developing breast cancer
• Timely access to breast care services and information
• Advanced diagnostic technology and procedures in one location

The NMMC Breast Care Center is equipped with advanced technology for accurate diagnosis and offers fully digital mammography units. This allows the radiologist to manipulate the images and focus more clearly on any areas of concern. Digital mammography also reduces the need for re-taking underdeveloped images, decreases unnecessary patient return visits and typically allows the patient to move through the screening process more quickly.

In addition, we offer computer-aided detection (CAD). This system provides a second review of screening mammograms for areas that may be of concern.

Continuum of Services

The NMMC Breast Care Center collaborates with NMMC Cancer Care to provide education on breast health including:

• Benign breast conditions
• Screening and diagnostic services
• Breast cancer hereditary risk
• Breast cancer prevention
• Breast cancer treatment options
• Clinical trials
• Referrals to a wide range of specialty treatments, including cancer rehabilitation services

Breast Cancer Risk

Every woman is at risk for breast cancer, and her risk increases with age. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. Risk is higher for women with a personal history of cancer and women who have had one or more close relatives with the disease. However, 80 percent of the women who develop breast cancer have no family history of the disease. Males may also develop breast cancer, and should discuss any breast health concerns with a physician.

 

Mammography

 

A screening mammogram is ordered for women who have no problems with their breasts. Screening mammograms usually involve taking two views of each breast from different angles. When the radiologist reads the screening mammogram films and sees an area that is questionable, unclear, abnormal or varies from your previous film, you will be asked to return for additional views or further evaluation of the area. This does not mean that you have cancer; rather, it means that the radiologist needs additional information to be more confident that the suspicious area is clearly a normal finding. Additional views of the area may be taken at different angles. Special mammography views may include magnification views of the area or focal/spot compression views. Both techniques are used to make a small area of breast tissue easier to see on the mammography film. Breast ultrasound may be used to further define what the radiologist is questioning.

 

Please remember that women who are recalled for additional or special views should not be alarmed. Your radiologist is simply being thorough and carefully reviewing any questionable finding.

NOTE - Screening mammography is appropriate for anyone who does not present with any abnormal breast symptoms, such as:

• Breast lump
• Breast pain or tenderness
• Nipple discharge
• Nipple retraction

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your physician so that the appropriate exam may be ordered. National guidelines recommend diagnostic imaging for any of these conditions.

Our Hours

 

Mammography appointments are available between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Film Release Form

Click here for a Film Release Form.

Please print this form, complete it and fax it to (662) 377-2071 or the facility where you had your last mammography procedure.


For more information
or to schedule an appointment for a mammogram,
call the NMMC Breast Care Center at (662) 377-7982 or
1-866-912-1486.