Lake Pointe Health Network Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Oct. 9, 2012 - PRLog -- The Lake Pointe Health Network (LPHN), based in Rowlett wants women to “Picture Yourself Healthy” during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by taking the one picture that could save their life – a mammogram.

“Picture Yourself Healthy is more than just a reminder to get a mammogram,” explains Debbie Moeller, chief operating officer and interim chief executive officer of the LPHN. “It is about women keeping themselves ‘in the picture’ by making their health a top priority.”

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer accounts for more than 1 in 4 cancers diagnosed in the United States, making it the most common cancer among women, other than skin cancer.  However, early detection through mammogram screenings, increased public awareness of breast cancer and improved treatments have helped reduce the rate of death from breast cancer in the United States. Mammogram screenings can detect breast cancer when it is smaller and more confined to the breast, allowing the cancer to be treated more easily.

To help encourage women to get a mammogram, the LPHN is offering extended hours and weekend hours at most of its diagnostic imaging centers.  To schedule your annual mammogram screening in Forney, Greenville, Rockwall or Rowlett, call 972-535-2710 and the LPHN staff will be happy to assist you.  

To improve its diagnostic capabilities in the fight against breast cancer, LPHN recently invested in 3D mammography at the Lake Pointe Breast Center in Rockwall.  3D mammography is a revolutionary technology that gives radiologists the ability to identify and characterize individual breast structures without the confusion of overlapping tissue.  During a mammography exam, multiple, low-dose images of the breast are acquired at different angles.  These images are then used to produce a series of one-millimeter thick slices that can be viewed as a 3D reconstruction of the breast.

There is no guaranteed way to prevent breast cancer, but early detection through regular mammograms is very important.

ABOUT LAKE POINTE HEALTH NETWORK

Lake Pointe Health Network is a regionally focused health network anchored by Lake Pointe Medical Center and designed to improve regional access to healthcare services.  The network currently comprises the following locations:

Greenville
•   Lake Pointe Imaging Center, a full-service diagnostic imaging center
Forney
•   Lake Pointe Emergency Department, a full-service, 24/7/365 emergency department - Opening January, 2013
•   Lake Pointe Imaging Center, a full-service diagnostic imaging center
Rockwall
•   Lake Pointe Breast Center, a Certified Quality Breast Center of ExcellenceTM
•   Lake Pointe Imaging Center, a full-service diagnostic imaging center
•   Lake Pointe Urgent Care Center
Rowlett
•   Lake Pointe Medical Center, a 112-bed acute care hospital
•   Lake Pointe Cancer Center, providing comprehensive cancer care
•   Lake Pointe Cardiac Rehabilitation
•   Lake Pointe Fitness and Outpatient Rehabilitation
•   Lake Pointe Sleep Center, an AASM accredited center
•   Lake Pointe Wound Care Center, a comprehensive wound care center that includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Wylie
•   Lake Pointe Emergency Department, a full-service, 24/7/365 emergency department - Opening December, 2012
•   Lake Pointe Imaging Center, a full-service diagnostic imaging center  - Opening December, 2012

Lake Pointe Health Network is committed to providing the same high quality healthcare found at Lake Pointe Medical Center. To learn more about Lake Pointe Health Network, please visit www.lakepointemedical.com.
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