Atlanta Breast Cancer
Screening and Testing
Breast cancer is the leading type of cancer among women. DeKalb Medical has developed a program which saves lives through breast cancer screening and early diagnosis, and gives hope to breast cancer patients.
The program begins with breast cancer testing. A cancer that cannot be felt may still be seen on mammography. Any woman can call or walk into this center and obtain a mammogram and a referral to a breast specialist for evaluation and examination. Because of the sophisticated breast cancer screening techniques and state-of-the-art technology, DeKalb Medical is diagnosing breast cancer at its earliest, most curable stage. This program is one of the few fully accredited by the American College of Radiology and DeKalb Medical employs only American Registered Radiologic Technologists. Listen in as Dr. April Speed talks about when to begin getting mammograms.
Breast problems do develop. Women are encouraged to perform regular breast cancer testing self examinations. If you wake up and discover a lump or any other irregularity in your breast, experts at the DeKalb Medical Specialized Breast Care Center will get the problem diagnosed immediately. You can call us, talk to one of the specially trained nurses and come in for a breast cancer screening, in most cases the very same day. A mammogram will be taken and read by a radiologist, and you will be offered a consultation with a breast specialist, usually all in the same visit. No longer does a woman have to wait for days and make trips to numerous offices and specialists before she can receive breast cancer testing and experience peace of mind. This is a patient-oriented facility and our goal is to provide patients with relief from their uncertainty and fear before the sun goes down.
Should breast cancer be diagnosed, the breast specialists at DeKalb Medical offer innovative treatment options. In early disease, every effort is made to provide breast conserving surgery so that a woman's breast may be saved by surgery limited to removing the diseased tissue. If removal of the breast is necessary, plastic surgeons offer a wide range of breast reconstruction options. Such reconstruction may be performed at the time of surgery or postponed until a later time, depending on the characteristics of the cancer and the patient and doctor’s choice. Our specialists offer state-of-the-art treatment even when cancer is diagnosed in later stages. There are a wide range of treatment options which may be offered.
Breast Cancer Testing
When you are concerned about a possible symptom or warning sign of cancer, we want to help. Call our center at 404.501.EASY (3279) and we’ll answer your questions and help you get an immediate appointment with one of our cancer specialists. After all, fear is the worst part of dealing with a symptom. That is why we place great priority on making sure patients who come to DeKalb Medical have their fears relieved as quickly as possible and their symptoms investigated with breast cancer testing and treated promptly.
The Comprehensive Breast Center at DeKalb Medical focuses on early detection and treatment. The professionals at the Diagnostic Breast Center combine experience, expertise and compassion with a dedication to each woman's physical and emotional well-being. Accredited by the American College of Radiology and the Food and Drug Administration, our program was designed by women for women to encourage candor and understanding about the issues related to breast disease. Our technologists are highly trained in breast cancer testing and have earned special certification in mammography.
The Diagnostic Breast Center offers the following breast cancer screening options:
- Breast cancer screening mammograms for women who have no lumps, symptoms or breast problems.
Diagnostic mammograms – breast cancer testing for women who have a breast abnormality or other symptom detected in an initial exam.
Breast ultrasound – a quick, painless procedure that uses sound waves to help characterize breast abnormalities.
Stereotactic biopsy – a non-surgical technique of breast cancer testing that removes small samples of breast tissue. Extended hours - Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
- MRI – the most advanced imaging available for women who have a history of breast disease, a family history of breast disease, or dense breasts that make detection more difficult
Quick reporting of breast cancer testing results.
Easy access to your breast films, if needed. Simply call 404.501.7280.
A routine breast cancer screening mammogram does not require a physician referral. Routine mammography is offered Monday - Friday from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. A diagnostic mammogram or ultrasound requires a physician referral. Please call 404.501.2660 for an appointment.
To schedule a mammogram or breast cancer testing, please call 404.501.2660. If you have a lump in your breast, discharge or have noticed something unusual about your breasts, call 404.501.EASY (3279) to talk with one of our trained nurses and get an immediate appointment with one of our breast experts for breast cancer screening.
Wellness on Wheels Mammograms
Women who do not have health insurance and who are not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid may receive a free mammogram through DeKalb Medical’s mobile health clinic, Wellness on Wheels. You must have an appointment to receive a mammogram through Wellness on Wheels. To schedule appointments for this breast cancer screening service, please call 404.501.7175.
For Peace of Mind
If you have symptoms of breast cancer, call the experts at DeKalb Medical. Dial 404.501.EASY (3279) to talk with a specially trained nurse who can discuss your concerns and make sure you receive prompt breast cancer screening and medical care. We'll see to it that you have a mammogram as soon as possible and, if necessary, a convenient appointment with a physician who specializes in breast care - all usually within 24 hours.