|Rapid City Regional Hospital has better tools to screen for breast cancer|
|Tuesday, 31 January 2012 12:31|
It's the number one most common cancer among women and now Regional Health says it has better tools to help screen for and diagnose breast cancer. Rapid City Regional Hospital says through a grant it now has digital screening equipment that makes it easier for physicians to see and treat the disease. The hospital is offering a program where women over 40 with no history of breast cancer can receive a free digital screening with results they can take to their primary physician.
RCRH Director of Medical Screening Paul Clemments says, "It allows physicians more tools in which to make diagnoses and they can tweak the images, they can magnify the images to look at an area of interest. The other thing is that it promotes breast health, and the earlier the detections, the better the chances of a cure."
The hospital says the current round of free screenings is full but they are planning to offer the program again this fall.