A suspicious lump can create worry. In an effort to be responsive and reassuring to patients, the Chester County Hospital’s Radiology Department has established a rapid appointment program, where patients who notice a lump at home can call the urgent appointments line: at 610.431.2611 and be scheduled for an appointment quickly.
After your primary care physician or gynecologist has seen you and performed a physical exam, call the Radiology Department and you can be seen within 24 hours. Urgent appointments for diagnostic mammograms are held aside each day for these types of requests. Patients will need to bring with them a prescription for the mammogram from their physician. Once at the Women’s Imaging Center, the patient will have the benefit of our digital technology, results that will be read immediately, our Breast Care Coordinator’s assistance, and the new spectrum of services offered at the Women’s Specialty Center.
To help prevent cancer, women are encouraged to do monthly self-breast exams as a first line of defense. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were 182,460 new cases of breast cancer in 2008 nationwide. The Hospital’s Cancer Data Center reports that there were 226 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed by its Cancer Program.