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Breast Cancer Care

The Region’s Most Advanced Breast Care

When you need the highest level of breast cancer care, you’ll find it right here at Methodist Hospitals.

Comfort and compassion are paired with the latest technology, treatments and research. Individualized care is delivered by a team of breast health specialists whose overriding goal is to expedite diagnosis and facilitate treatment decisions. Our overriding goal – and passion – is to provide the best possible treatment and outcome for you.

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, including surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists, is supported by a staff of healthcare professionals experienced in delivering cancer care.

Breast Care Center

Precision Diagnostic Services in a Spa-like Setting

The moment you enter the Methodist Hospitals Breast Care Center, warm earth tones, soft lighting and comfy furniture have helped to create a peaceful, private environment in which Northwest Indiana women receive the Region’s most personalized, high-quality breast health evaluations. We thought of everything – a friendly smile along with patient gowns and a nourishment area serving coffee, tea and other snacks. It is within this nurturing setting that our dedicated staff is focused on your care.

Screening & Diagnostic Mammography: NWI’s FIRST Source for 3D Mammograms

This technology improves the sensitivity and accuracy of mammograms, making it easier for our breast radiologists to detect abnormalities, while reducing the chance for false positive results, and the need for recall appointments.

In addition to 3D mammography, we offer a full suite of diagnostic imaging, including Ultrasound and MRI.

Dense Breast Notification: The state of Indiana requires mammography providers to provide a notification to women who have dense breast tissue, because dense breast tissue can potentially hide small abnormalities and is an independent risk factor in breast cancer development. Please be sure to look for this information on your mammogram report.

Interventional Procedures: Methodist Hospitals employs the most advanced minimally-invasive interventional tools, including MRI biopsies and sterotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsies, as well as cyst aspirations, ductograms and excisional biopsies.

High Risk Breast Program: Our high risk breast program uses a new assessment tool to identify women at higher than a 20% lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. Those patients identified as high risk are recommended to receive genetic testing and undergo an annual breast screening MRI.

No Woman Left Behind – 3D Screening & Diagnostic Mammograms and/or Ultrasounds and Biopsies for women and men who meet financial assistance guidelines

The Methodist Hospitals Foundation, the Northwest Indiana Breast Care Center at Methodist Hospitals and Bears Care, the Charitable arm of the Chicago Bears have teamed to provide 3D Screening & Diagnostic Mammograms and/or Ultrasounds and Biopsies at no charge for women and men who meet financial assistance guidelines. Call 219-981-5440 to learn if you qualify & to schedule an appointment.

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