RWC Hosts Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital Presentation on Breast Health News

Imaging Manager to Discuss Same-Day Mammography Results

For high risk patients and for those who just want quick results, Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital brings good news about mammography technology. Imaging Manager Chris Shepperson will discuss new mammography screening technologies at 11 a.m. on Feb. 20 in Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury’s Auditorium.

“The overarching theme is that women will receive their screening mammography results during
their appointment before leaving,” Shepperson said. “No more waiting for days to receive your results.”

At the special RWC presentation, Shepperson will discuss breast cancer statistics, digital mammography equipment, ultrasound and Bon Secours’ “Nurse Navigation” if a biopsy is recommended, among other topics.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers. Early detection is the key to survival.

The American Cancer Society's estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2017 are:

  • About 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
  • About 63,410 new cases of carcinoma in situ will be diagnosed (non-invasive and the earliest form of breast cancer).
  • About 40,610 women will die from breast cancer.

Shepperson’s talk will be held in the Chesapeake Center Auditorium on RWC’s campus, 132 Lancaster Dr., Irvington and is open to the public. Please call RWC at 438-4000 to attend.

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