Preventative Care for Optimal Women’s Health
East Cooper Medical Center provides advanced, comprehensive, compassionate women’s health care in a healing and comforting environment. We understand that every woman’s needs are unique and deserve personalized attention and care.
Whether you need a routine check-up or surgical treatment for a gynecological issue, we will provide you with quality care every step of the way including: education for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Learn more about our services and why so many women in the community are choosing East Cooper Medical Center for all their healthcare needs including:
Breast Health Services
Breast cancer can be an unexpected and difficult diagnosis. The positive news is that with early detection and treatment, many women continue to lead a healthy life.
Early detection through routine breast screening and mammogram is the best prevention and defense. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with breast cancer or are in need of a breast screening, contact the experts at East Cooper Medical Center. Our multidisciplinary team of specialized physicians, nurses, dieticians, and medical staff will coordinate your individualized treatment plan and walk you through each step of the process.
Important Health Facts About Breast Cancer
- One in eight women (about 12%) will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women
- The American Cancer Society recommends starting annual mammograms at age 40 and continuing as long as a woman is in good health
Early Detection is the Best Protection Against Breast Disease
Mammography is the most accurate method for early detection of breast cancer. A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breast used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and help decrease breast cancer deaths.
You can improve your chances of early breast cancer detection by following these simple guidelines:
- Do a monthly breast self-exam
- Have a clinical exam conducted by a health care professional each year
- Have an annual mammogram starting at age 40, or earlier, if there is a history of breast cancer in your immediate family
- See your physician immediately if you notice any of the symptoms of breast disease
- Discuss your risk of breast disease with your physician
Learn more about why so many women choose East Cooper Medical Center for their entire healthcare needs.