Browsing the "Women's Health" Category

Breast Screening at St. Luke’s:
One size (and one test) doesn’t fit all.

May 5th, 2014

St. Luke’s introduces individualized approach to breast cancer screening. “When we look back on this time in future years, the hallmark of this era should not be that women stopped getting mammograms, but rather that this was a time when “personalized” screening strategies and technologies were provided to women, offering powerful weapons and options in the


New IORT Technology at St. Luke’s University Health Network Eliminates Weeks of Radiation Treatments for Some Breast Cancer Patients

March 30th, 2014

In traditional breast cancer lumpectomies, a small incision is made in the breast, the malignant tumor is removed, the incision is closed, and the patient goes home — with six weeks of radiation therapy ahead of her. But with new technology acquired by St. Luke’s University Health Network, one more step in the operating room spares


St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus Women’s Center — 
NOW OPEN!

March 9th, 2014

The specialists you may be looking for are right here at the St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus Women’s Center — respected obstetricians and gynecologists; maternal-fetal medicine specialists to manage high-risk pregnancies; and fellowship-trained women’s cancer experts to provide the most appropriate care for breast and gynecologic malignancies. You do not have to travel to Philadelphia to


A Radiologist’s Response to Canadian Mammography Study

March 5th, 2014

The brutal weather during my trip to the Regional Breast Center on Friday morning matched my discouragement from having just read a recent article challenging the effectiveness of mammography in saving lives.  As women have deservedly come to expect rapid screening results, I plowed through the snow to read what little screening mammograms were available. Here is a


New Pennsylvania Law Requires Disclosure to Patients

February 4th, 2014

Recently, Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Corbett signed the Breast Density Screening Notification Act into law in an effort to improve breast cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue. Dense breast tissue can make it harder to find cancer on a screening mammogram. As you may know, dense breast tissue is a common finding and is not abnormal