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Breast Cancer Screening & Diagnosis

Renown Health's Institute for Cancer earned accreditation from National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Alongside the Renown Breast Health Center, we have skilled medical professionals with a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer treatment and care, and the latest early detection technology to save lives.

Breast cancer begins when abnormal cells in the breast grow out of control forming tumors that can spread to surrounding tissue and move to other parts of the body. If initial screenings indicate that breast cancer may be present, your doctor will conduct further tests to confirm a diagnosis.

Talk to your doctor if you notice changes in your breasts, such as:

  • A lump or thickening in/near the breast, underarm or around the collarbone  
  • A change in the size or shape of the breast 
  • A change in the color or feel of the skin of the breast or nipple area (such as dimples, puckering, redness, swelling or scaliness) 
  • Clear or bloody nipple discharge  
  • Changes in the nipple, such as an open ulcer, a new inverting of the nipple or unusual tenderness

Get Screened

Breast Cancer Screening - 3D Mammogram or Total Breast Ultrasound

775-982-8100

Colorectal Cancer Screening

775-982-4100

Gynecologic Cancer Screening

775-982-4100

Lung Cancer Screening

775-982-4000

Prostate Cancer Screening

775-982-4000

Types of Breast Cancer Screening

  • 3D Digital Mammograms
  • 3D Total Breast Ultrasound
Mammograms can spot signs of cancer that are too small or subtle to feel. The 3D Mammography technology at the Renown Breast Health Center takes digital x-ray images of the breasts and allows doctors to see abnormalities.

The digital images can be lightened, darkened and enlarged in real-time, giving doctors a better look at suspicious areas. This type of breast exam detects 41 percent more cancers and reduces the number of false positive results given to patients.

Patients with dense breasts (less fatty, more connective tissue) should have a 3D Total Breast Ultrasound that uses soundwaves to detect cancerous tumors in the breast without any radiation – it's an ultrasound just like pregnant women get to check up on their baby.

Check with your insurance company to find out if this type of ultrasound is covered.


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