Garden City Hospital is pleased to announce that they now provide a Certified
Breast Patient Navigator to compliment the full spectrum of imaging services
offered at the Center for Breast Care. This is an individual who is specially
trained and certified by the National Consortium of Breast Centers to
fulfill their mission of supporting the "development, maintenance,
advancement and improvement of the highest quality, patient focused Breast
Centers, through education, certification and interdisciplinary communication
among the communities it serves."
This new service combined with highly experienced, licensed and accredited
breast imaging professionals, four board-certified subspecialty trained
Radiologists, a full spectrum of imaging guided procedures and a Medical
Director who has specific subspecialty training in women's imaging
from Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School can meet
the broad range of needs for the people in our community.
"Every Staff member at the Garden City Center for Breast Care recognizes
that the complexity of the breast health care system can leave patients
feeling confused, lost, or afraid; the breast health patient navigator
helps patients by guiding them through the various imaging services offered
and connecting them with appropriate resources and support. Our program
goals include improving patient satisfaction and enhancing access to early
detection through patient education and imaging services in cooperation
with the patients referring physician." - Tessa Gilin RT(R)(M), CN-BI,
Clinical Manager and Certified Breast Patient Navigator.
Detecting cancer early makes all the difference
Women diagnosed with breast cancer at stage 1 have nearly a 100% five-year
survival rate, according to the American Cancer Society. However, women
with stage 4 cancers have only a 22% chance of living another five years.
Finding breast cancer sooner translates to significantly higher odds of survival.
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Some women need more than a mammogram
Mammograms are outstanding screening tools for many women. However, in
women at high risk, a mammogram may miss small breast cancers, that could
remain undetected until they are much larger. Customized screening is
the key. How do you know whether a regular mammogram is enough? The GCH
Center for Breast Care measures your lifetime risk for developing breast
cancer, and tailors a screening to your unique needs. A mammogram may
be sufficient, but you may also need an advanced screening procedure,
like breast MRI for early detection. If you have breast cancer, you need
to know now – when the cancer is in its early stages and treatment
is most effective.
Do you know what your risk for Breast cancer is?
We offer more than a yearly mammogram. We offer the area’s most advanced
total breast care including a full risk assessment for every patient.
The GCH Center for Breast Care all provides:
- Full Field Digital Mammography
- Ultrasound Services including Biopsy
- Stereotactic Biopsy
Garden City Hospital’s Center for Breast Care offers ultrasound evaluation.
A breast ultrasound examination is an investigative technology used for
taking a closer look at areas of your breast that your doctor still has
questions about after doing a mammogram and clinical breast exam. An ultrasound
test may be useful if you have dense breast tissue, your mammogram shows
an indistinct mass, or if a lump can be easily felt during a clinical
Bone Densitometry (Dexa) Scanning
The Center for Breast Care also offers the latest in Bone Densitometry
(Dexa) Scanning for both men and women. Testing patients with Bone Densitometry
(Dexa) Scanning is a non-invasive, quick and painless technology that
is used to measure bone mass. Bone mass, simply put, is the weight of
the skeleton, overall or in specific regions. Bone mineral density, or
BMD, reveals a risk factor for fractures.
Bone Densitometry testing is recommended for:
- Persons taking anti-coagulants
- Both men and women
- Premature menopause
- Those who have taken chemotherapy, radiation therapy, history of osteopenia,
hyperthyroidism or irritable bowel disease.
Make an Appointment
The Garden City Hospital Center for Breast Care has convenient appointment
scheduling, offering next day screening scheduling, Saturday appointments,
and early morning and evening options. Call 734.458.4366 and make your
Monday, 10 a.m. - 6 p..m
Tuesday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m
Saturday: Open for morning appointments the 2nd Saturday of every month
and most 4th Saturdays.
The Garden City Hospital Center for Breast Care at the Specialty Centers
of Westland is located at: 35600 Central City Parkway, Ste. 107, Westland, MI 48185
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Garden City Hospital is committed to helping you maintain your great health
by offering reduced pricing options for the uninsured. Click
here to learn more. For more information about the services provided at the
Center for Breast Care, call 734.458.7210.