1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, according to Nationalbreastcancer.org While mammograms can help you to detect cancer before you can feel a lump, breast self-exams help you to be familiar with how your breasts normally look and feel. Alert your healthcare professional if you notice any changes in your breasts.
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Mercy Clinic Breast Surgery
Mercy Clinic Breast Surgery recently opened to serve those diagnosed with, or at high risk for, breast cancer. Clinic focuses on patients’ needs from treatment into survivorship.
Mercy Clinic services include:
Evaluation & Treatment of Benign Breast Disease
- Including benign masses/cysts, mastitis, fibrocystic disease, breast pain
- Excisional biopsy with/without localization (wireless or wired)
High-Risk Breast Cancer Evaluation & Management
- High-risk surveillance
- Risk-reducing prophylactic mastectomy
- Nipple-sparing mastectomy when appropriate
- Hereditary (familial) & genetic (gene mutation – BRCA1/2, etc.)
- Genetic testing when appropriate
Evaluation & Surgical Treatment of Breast Cancer
For women diagnosed with cancer undergoing surgical treatment, Mercy now offers SAVI SCOUT®. It’s a small reflector, the size of a grain of rice, that a radiologist implants in a woman’s breast to mark the exact spot of the tumor. Later, the surgeon uses the SCOUT guide, which emits infrared light and a radar signal, to detect the reflector and remove the lump.
Additional surgical services for breast cancer include:
- Lumpectomy with/without localization
- Mastectomy with/without reconstruction
- Port placement for chemotherapy
- Sentinel lymph node biopsy
- Targeted axillary node dissection
- Breast reconstruction provided in partnership with Springfield plastic surgery clinic
Click Here to find out more information on Mercy Breast Cancer Services.
Preventative screening is available at no cost to you; preventative mammography screening with an in-network provider is covered at 100% under both the base and buy-up health plans.
Employees and covered dependents, enrolled in the critical illness insurance coverage are eligible to receive a $100 wellness reimbursement for covered wellness/preventative care related activities, including mammography.
Medical and critical illness plan enrollments/changes may only be made within 31 days of a qualifying life event or during open enrollment (Nov 1- Dec 1).