Detecting, Diagnosing and Treating Breast Cancer
Palmdale Regional Medical Center offers diagnostic imaging for early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, as well as services for those at high risk for breast cancer.
Combining advanced technology with superior medical and surgical care, the hospital is staffed by physicians to evaluate and treat both benign and malignant breast diseases.
Patients have access to a wide range of breast imaging techniques and minimally invasive techniques used to perform breast biopsies. If a woman is diagnosed with cancer, an individualized plan of care will be coordinated with her surgeon.
Surgical procedures range from breast conserving treatments such as a lumpectomy to simple and modified radical mastectomies. Sentinel node mapping is offered to eligible patients so that a full lymph node dissection may not have to be performed. If a mastectomy needs to be performed, patients are referred to our plastic surgeons to discuss their reconstruction options.
Recommendations for Breast Cancer Screening
Palmdale Regional Medical Center recommends that women continue to have mammograms beginning at age 40, regardless of family history, to optimize their chances for early detection and treatment. It is also recommended that women follow the American Cancer Society guidelines for early breast cancer detection.