In a major step for detecting breast cancer sooner, and thus achieving a cure more quickly, Mercy Regional Medical Center acquired new technology to give patients a better chance at fighting this all-too-common disease. This summer, Mercy unveiled a 3-D mammography machine, which allows health experts to analyze breast tissue from any angle, making it easier to see small details that could expose cancers. The new mammography machine, Putman said, is capable of finding 30 to 40 percent more cancers than the older model. Now, if a 3-D scan reveals what looks like breast cancer, health officials can perform an ultrasound, which is good for targeting the area of concern. Then, medical professionals can use the ultrasound to guide a needle that takes a tissue sample, which will confirm the type of breast cancer and help doctors determine what course of treatment — surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, etc.
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