10. Comprehensive Breast Care Program
Jupiter Medical Center’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program combines the diagnostic expertise found at the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center, with advanced treatment options at the Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program. The program was the first in Palm Beach County to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Visit our new breast health website, jupiterbreastcare.com, to learn more about our services.
9. Revolutionary Breast Imaging Technology
The Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center offers tomosynthesis, revolutionary 3D breast imaging to find breast cancer at an earlier stage, providing an eight percent increase in breast cancer detection. This new technology is especially useful for women with dense breasts. We also offer Positron Emission Mammography (PEM), which detects breast lesions as small as a grain of rice; a state-of-the-art Hologic Discovery bone density DEXA system, which has the capability to perform single sweep total body composition to determine bone health; Phillips IU22 Breast Ultrasound units with elastography capability, which detect and measure hard, cancerous breast tissue; and breast MRI, with a wide bore design to reduce anxiety and claustrophobia.
8. Get a Mammogram
If you are a woman between the ages of 35 – 40 you should have a baseline mammogram. Mammograms are part of preventive health and are covered under the Affordable Health Care Act. To schedule a mammogram at the Niedland Breast Center, call (561) 263-4414. A result letter with the actual report will be sent after the visit. If additional imaging is required, you’ll receive a phone call from a team member at the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center and they will assist you with setting up an appointment. You will need a prescription from your healthcare provider for any additional exams. For more information or questions, call (561) 575-2000.
7. Spa Nights & Extended Hours
Spa Nights are offered Wednesday evenings, from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm, at the Niedland Breast Center, featuring chair massages, aromatherapy and light appetizers. The facility also offers extended hours on Thursdays and every other Saturday.
6. Know Your Risk
Do you know your family history? It’s important! Mutations to either breast cancer gene — BRCA1 or BRCA2 — significantly increase your risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer when compared with the cancer risk of a woman without a BRCA gene mutation. Men with inherited BRCA gene mutations also face an increased risk of breast cancer. BRCA mutations may increase the risk of other types of cancer in women and men as well. Conni Murphy, ARNP, coordinates the Risk Assessment & Cancer Genetics Program at the Niedland Breast Center. Call (561)-575-2000 or visit jupiterbreastcare.com/genetic-testing for more information.
5. Reduce Your Risk
Some of the steps you can take to reduce your risk are lifestyle changes including: maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, eating more fruits and vegetables, and quitting smoking. Be proactive about your health and start making small changes that can make a big difference! Visit jupitermed.com/health for healthy lifestyle information and calculators to help you reach your goals.
4. Real Men Wear Pink
Jupiter Medical Center’s second annual Real Men Wear Pink event will take place on Friday, October 12th at Downtown at the Gardens. We’re looking for a few good men who aren’t afraid to wear pink as Jupiter Medical Center goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Put on your best pink shirt or tie, take a picture and post it on our Facebook page. Then bring the family and join us for a free concert with The Party Dogs!
3. We’re Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Jupiter Medical Center is the premiere sponsor of the 2012 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Save the date for Saturday October 13th, at the Meyer Amphitheater in West Palm Beach. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. To join our team, register online at makingstrides.acsevents.org.
2. Tell A Friend
Take the time to tell a friend about the importance of breast health. Whether it’s your mother, sister, daughter or friend let them know that you care about them and want to make sure that they practice better breast health! Visit jupiterbreastcare.com for more information on better breast health.
And the #1 Thing You Should Know is…..
1. Early Detection Is The Best Protection
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. More than 200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. When breast cancer is detected early (localized stage), the five-year survival rate is ninety-eight percent. Be sure to get your annual mammogram and perform monthly breast self-exams.