Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, is recognizing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by offering state-of-the-art 3D mammograms for only $150, Dexa Bone Density testing for $50, and chance to win a pink tablet throughout the entire month of October. Both screenings include interpretation by a board-certified Lakeview Regional radiologist.

Call (985) 867-4019 to make an appointment.

According to breastcancer.org, the world’s leading online resource for breast cancer information, it is estimated that 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. this year, along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. Mortality rates from breast cancer have been decreasing over the last 30 years, with women under 50 experiencing the largest decrease, due in large part to earlier detection through screening and increased awareness.

“Less than 15 percent of women who get breast cancer have a family connection with it, therefore yearly screenings for all women is especially important,” said Denise Ferrara, Lakeview Regional’s radiology manager. “Women need to be reminded of and understand the importance of self-exams and know that early detection can save lives. We encourage them to take an active role in their health and schedule a screening with us now.”

"Women need to be reminded of and understand the importance of self-exams and know that early detection can save lives. We encourage them to take an active role in their health and schedule a screening with us now."
Denise Ferrara, radiology manager

Lakeview Regional physicians advise patients to know their risks. By creating and following an early detection plan, chances of detecting breast cancer in its early stages are greatly increased. Personal risk factors should be considered when preparing an early detection plan. These risk factors include diet, weight, alcohol intake and other lifestyle factors.

Lakeview Regional also offers a risk assessment tool for women. The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment, located on LakeviewRegional.com, is an interactive tool designed by scientists at the National Cancer Institute and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project to estimate a woman's risk of developing invasive breast cancer.

Lakeview Regional proudly offers advanced 3D technology and staff to offer immediate results if a diagnostic mammogram is performed.

Call (985) 867-4019 to make an appointment.