Breast Health Services
St. Luke's is dedicated to providing highly specialized diagnostic and therapeutic services for women who are concerned about, or diagnosed with, breast cancer. Care also is provided for patients with breast conditions other than cancer, such as breast cysts and breast infections. Services include:
The American College of Radiology's Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging has designated St. Luke's Hospital's Department of Radiology a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. This designation is awarded only if a center has achieved accreditation by the ACR in stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, and by the ACR or an FDA-approved state accrediting body in mammography.
St. Luke's also has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. The standards include proficiency in the areas of center leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.
Breast Health Physicians
St. Luke's offers 4 convenient locations for screening or diagnostic mammograms, plus screening mammography on the St. Luke's mobile mammography van.
FOCUS Breast Cancer Support Group
Physicians, nurses and specialists offer free monthly presentations focused on coping with diagnosis, treatment, recovery and return to wellness. The group is open to breast cancer patients, family and friends, and meets the third Tuesday of each month. For more information or to register, call 314-205-6055.
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