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(PLANO, TEXAS – January 24) – When it comes to detecting breast cancer early, regular mammograms are key. And diagnosing the disease early means you’ll increase your odds of beating the disease. When it’s found at the earliest stages, 98 percent of women will survive another five years, and many will survive—and thrive—for much longer.
Start your year off right by getting your annual mammogram. Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano makes it easy for women to fit this life saving screening in their busy schedules by offering Saturday mammography services at two convenient locations.
Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch, an outpatient department of Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, will offer Saturday Mammography Services on Saturday, February 5 and 19 with appointments beginning at 8 a.m. Clinicians on the Baylor Plano medical staff encourage women to be diligent in sticking to a routine of breast self-exam, clinical examination by a physician and mammography. The Clinics will be held at the Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch in McKinney, 8080 State Highway 121, Suite 201 A.
In addition, Saturday services will also be offered at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano Women’s Imaging Center on Saturdays, February 12 and 26. The Women’s Imaging Center is located in Medical Pavilion II, 4708 Alliance Blvd, Ste 100, on the Baylor Plano campus. Appointments at both facilities can be made by calling 469.814.5500.
Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch offers full service, digital imaging and diagnostic services, including dual-head molecular breast imaging, mammography, ultrasound, bone density, MRI, CT, and diagnostic radiology. The new facility is one of a few in the world and the only facility in Texas to offer dual-head molecular breast imaging, which offers benefits over digital mammography, including definitively visualizing tumors less than 2 cm. in size, from two camera angles.
Through the Baylor Plano Women’s services department, women have access to a registered nurse to help patients navigate their way through the sea of services and resources available at Baylor Plano. The certified patient care nurse navigator assists patients on an inpatient and outpatient basis with physician referrals, follow-up care, recovery services, education and connection to various programs, support groups and services throughout the hospital. Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is proud to offer a new and free breast health program to women throughout the community. The MammaCare® Breast Self Exam Class is designed to help women build confidence and skill in breast self examination.
In addition, Baylor Plano will offer the following events in the upcoming weeks.
All programs held at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register for a program, please call 1-800-4BAYLOR or visit www.BaylorHealth.com/PlanoEvents.
Weight Loss Surgery Informational Seminar Tuesdays, February 8 and 22; March 8 and 22Education Rooms 1-4, Garden Level Nick Nicholson, M.D., bariatric surgeon on the Baylor Plano medical staff will discuss three surgical weight loss options: gastric banding, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy to help you try to achieve a healthy weight.
Joint Pain Seminar Wednesdays, February 16 and March 16 6 to 7 p.m. Education Room 1, Garden Level
We’ve Got Your Back! Aching Back Seminar Friday, February 1812 to 1 p.m. Education Rooms 1 & 2 Presented by John Tompkins, M.D., neurosurgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Plano.
Cooling the Burn Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Seminar Thursday, February 2412 to 1 p.m. Plano Conference Rooms A&B, Garden Level Presented by Rassa Shahidzadeh, M.D., gastroenterologist on the Baylor Plano medical staff.
Sleep Disorder SeminarWednesday, March 23 12 to 1 p.m. Education Rooms 1 & 2, Garden Level Presented by Tracie Hardin, sleep technologist
Diabetes Self Management ProgramClasses are offered at various times. To register call 469.814.6896.
MammaCare® Breast Self Exam Class Build confidence and skill with an introduction to the internationally recognized standard for breast examination. Taught by a MammaCare® certified registered nurse. To register for a morning or evening class, call 1.800.4BAYLOR.
Your Health This Month™ Thursdays, February 17 and March 17 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Plano Conference Rooms A & B Includes free screenings and health education as well as cholesterol/glucose testing for $10.
Support for People with Oral Head & Neck CancerTuesdays, February 1 and March 16 to 8 p.m.Conference Room A/B, Garden LevelLight dinner served. To register call 214.820.2608.
Weight Loss Surgery Support Group Wednesdays, February 9 and March 9 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Education Rooms 1 & 2, Garden Level To register call 469.814.5677
Diabetes Support Group Thursdays, February 10 and March 10 5:30 to 7 p.m.Conference Room A/B, Garden Level
Breast Cancer Support ProgramMonday, February 21 and March 215:30 to 7:30 p.m. Education Rooms 1 and 2, Garden Level Join us as we discuss various topics, including nutrition, exercise, stress management, humor and laughter, emotional responses, and recovery techniques such as journaling, art, and relaxation techniques. Light dinner will be provided.
Us Too! Prostate Cancer Support GroupTuesdays, February 22 and March 22 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Conference Room A/B, Garden Level Light dinner provided.
Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is a 112-bed acute care hospital committed to serving North Texas residents with personalized care and advanced technology on a beautiful campus with hotel-like amenities and all private rooms. Services at the not-for-profit, fully-accredited facility include treatment for advanced spine deformities at the Baylor Scoliosis Center, neurosciences, orthopaedics, medical and radiation oncology, surgical weight loss, women’s services, gynecology, urology, gastroenterology, pulmonary medicine, sleep disorders, pain management, diabetes management and more. Patients have access to digital imaging onsite at Baylor Plano and at the Baylor Diagnostic Imaging Center at Craig Ranch, an outpatient department of Baylor Plano. The hospital is the first in North Dallas and Collin County to offer minimally invasive robotic surgery for gynecology and prostate procedures through the FDA-approved da Vinci® S Surgical System. The hospital has won several quality awards including the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award of Excellence and is designated a Pathway to Excellence™ hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Jerri Garison is president of Baylor Plano. For fiscal year 2009, Baylor recorded $3.9 billion in total assets and $452.4 million community benefit. For more information, visit www.BaylorHealth.com/Plano
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