St. Cloud Hospital Breast Center
The Breast Center offers a full range of services for anyone concerned with breast health, including routine screenings, assessments, diagnostic work-ups, education and treatment plans designed and coordinated by a team of health care specialists. Our staff works closely with your primary physician to provide you with timely results and guided support through each step of your care.
Make breast health a priority
Currently, medicine does not have a cure for breast cancer, but it has so many tools to help fight cancer if detected early. The steps we can take to help increase our odds of beating breast cancer are:
- yearly clinical breast exam by your Health Care Provider;
- monthly self breast exams;
- and yearly mammograms starting at age 40.
Women who have had a family member with breast cancer should have a mammogram 10 years before the age when the youngest affected family member was diagnosed.
Breast Center awarded accreditation
The Breast Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Breast Center is the first accredited stereotactic program in Central Minnesota. In stereotactic breast biopsy, a special mammography machine helps guide the radiologist to the site of a breast abnormality.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.
1900 CentraCare Circle, Suite 1500
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 229-5102 fax