Christiana Care Breast Centerat the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Designed by breast-health specialists and women just like you, the Christiana Care Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center is the only facility in the region devoted exclusively to breast care, diagnosis and treatment. The Breast Center is available to all women who need routine screenings or further diagnostic procedures and treatments.
We ensure the most thorough assessment, plus the convenience and peace of mind of coordinated care for diagnosis, treatment planning and counseling. On-site capabilities and services include:
- 3D Mammography
- Digital mammography.
- The only dedicated breast MRI unit in the region.
- Breast ultrasound.
- Private consultation areas.
- Clinical breast exams with optional self-exam education.
- An attentive and supportive atmosphere.
- Images read on-site.
- Urgent cases evaluated within 24 hours.
- Surgeons available for consultation.
- Minimally invasive breast biopsies.
- Follow-up services and care management coordinated with referring physician.
An emphasis on education
One out of every eight women will face breast cancer at some point in their lives. That is why the emphasis at the Breast Center is on education and early detection for women of all ages. This includes self-examination education offered by a nurse specializing in breast care. Patients can learn how to detect lumps, plus how to identify changes that can help lead to early detection. We also provide access to educational videos and printed materials in our resource room.
Access to new, lifesaving technology
In addition to traditional imaging and the latest ultrasound techniques, the Breast Center offers digital mammography and ImageChecker technology. Digital mammography can make it easier to identify tumors in women with dense breast tissue and requires less exam time. ImageChecker is technology that scans mammogram images and is able to detect abnormalities the human eye cannot.
Quick answers backed by a solid plan of action
After receiving a screening mammogram at the Breast Center, you have the option to wait for results on the spot on designated days. Or you can choose Fast Track mammography to have a routine mammogram and be on your way in about 15 minutes. You will receive your results by phone within 48 hours, and a report will be sent to your doctor. If there is a suspicious finding on a screening mammogram, you will receive the full support of an expert staff, guiding you step by step through each subsequent phase of diagnostic testing, mammogram or ultrasound. From there, staff surgeons can further discuss results and treatment options. Our goal is to alleviate anxious waiting time and get a proactive plan in motion.
We strive to ensure that patients get appointments as quickly as possible. Emergency cases can be accommodated within 24 hours with a physician's order.
Christiana Care Breast Center
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Suite 1400 (West Entrance)
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions