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Breast Health

From screening and diagnosis through treatment and support CVPH offers a coordinated approach to breast health and breast cancer care. You can feel confident in the comprehensive programs in place at the Medical Center.

The freestanding Women's Imaging Center located at the CVPH Health Plaza offers customer convenience, privacy and quality for those experiencing a mammogram. Staff members are specially certified to provide mammography services and the radiologists reading the digital images specialize in interpreting this invaluable diagnostic tool. This award-winning program has such a high degree of satisfaction that women come from many miles to take advantage of the amenities and service. Breast MRI is also available at Valcour Imaging located at 16 Degrandpre Way.

In the event of breast cancer, a full range of treatment options is available including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Second opinions are encouraged. Through the years the FitzPatrick Cancer Center physicians and staff have provided care for countless number of women from both the North Country and Quebec. Outcomes are excellent. Having a freestanding center greatly enhances convenience and the overall experience. Patients are people, not numbers or just another case.

At CVPH we realize that dealing with breast cancer requires more than clinical skills, cutting edge treatment protocols and high tech equipment. Emotional support and guidance are critical and CVPH is second to none in this regard. Elli Collins is a clinical nurse specialist who has reached out to hundreds of women to help them in the battle against breast cancer. Her involvement one on one and through the Treasure Chests Breast Cancer Support Group has truly made a difference.