Breast Health Center
Catawba Valley Medical Center knows that early detection is critical in
improving breast cancer survival rates. Because of this, our Center for
Breast Health has invested in the most current technology available to
pinpoint and begin treatment of breast cancer in its earliest stages.
We work in tandem with our Comprehensive Cancer Center to inform you about
the many treatment options available upon diagnosis, including advanced
radiation therapy or surgical procedures. You’ll also receive the
support you need, through educational programs and group sessions, to
conduct regular self-exams and manage the treatment and recovery process.
The Center offers state-of-the-art detection and diagnosis, such as Breast
MRI, Breast Ultrasound and Breast Biopsy procedures. Our innovative screening
and treatment options include:
Now offering a revolutionary new screening and diagnostic tools designed
for early breast cancer detection that can be performed in conjunction with a
traditional 2-D Digital mammogram. This new 3-D technology has been shown
in clinical studies to be superior to digital mammography
Can detect micro-calcifications as small as a single grain of salt.
Delivers targeted radiation therapy to surrounding tissue after a lumpectomy
to jump-start further treatments, such as chemotherapy.
SAVI SCOUT Technology
Leading-edge equipment allows the surgeon to precisely locate and remove
cancerous cells instead of healthy breast tissue. This can lead to better
cosmetic results where women may have fuller, more normally shaped breasts
Reach to Recovery
The Reach to Recovery program provides information and support to anyone
facing breast cancer through one-on-one contact with American Cancer Society
volunteers. Talking with a volunteer can help those facing breast cancer
find the strength and resources to cope with their experience and to move
forward as a survivor.
Reach to Recovery volunteers serve as role models. They are people who
have survived breast cancer and who continue to live productive lives.
They are trained to provide information and support to women or men who
have been diagnosed with breast cancer or who may be facing a breast cancer
diagnosis. Volunteers may meet with someone face-to-face or by telephone.
Whenever possible, the program attempts to match the person with a volunteer
who is similar in age and who has had a similar breast cancer experience.
There is no charge for the services Reach to Recovery volunteers provide.
Call the CVMC Resource Center at 828.732.6054.
PET/CT Scanning Center
Stereotactic Needle Biopsy
Leading-edge equipment allows the surgeon or radiologist to precisely
target extremely small masses or calcifications just millimeters in size.
The computer calculates depth to the middle of the lesion, allowing the
physician to effectively and quickly take samples for pathological examination.
A cancer nurse navigator is available in the Breast Health Center to assist
patients with education, coordinating appointments and transitioning to
next steps when needed.