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Fully-dedicated breast cancer detection center increases access, options for local patients.
Arcadia, CA– The Huntington-Hill Breast Center officially opened this week in the Santa Anita Medical Office building at 301 W. Huntington Drive, Suite 617, Arcadia, CA. The fully dedicated breast imaging center is part of the Huntington-Hill Imaging Centers (HHIC) network of high-quality, free-standing imaging centers and operated by radiologists and teams from The Hill Medical Corporation (Hill Medical).
HHBC in Arcadia is the second Hill Medical location solely dedicated to breast imaging, similar to their flagship breast center the Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center in Pasadena.
“We are excited to officially join the Arcadia community. Not only are we increasing access to the best tools in breast cancer detection, but we are doing so in a relaxing, spa-like environment, giving women a high-end breast imaging experience.”
Lila Giang, office manager, Huntington-Hill Breast Center – Arcadia
Services include screening and diagnostic breast imaging, including 2D digital and 3D mammography (tomosynthesis) and state-of-the-art breast ultrasound. Screening mammography is recommended annually for women ages 40+ with no increased risks for breast cancer. Diagnostic mammography is recommended for anyone experiencing a new breast issue such as a lump, skin discoloration, or change in breast size or shape.
“Similar to our other breast imaging locations, all studies at our new center will be read by breast imaging radiologists,” says Dr. Lakshmi Tegulapalle, a Hill Medical radiologist and Medical Director for the Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center.
Dr. Tegulapalle is one of five Hill Medical subspecialty-trained radiologists who interpret breast imaging. This additional training, referred to as a breast imaging fellowship, provides radiologists like Dr. Tegulapalle an additional skill set in the detection of breast cancers. The expertise of these radiologists, paired with the latest technology and subspecialized breast radiologic and ultrasound technologists, results in fewer false positives and a higher cancer detection rate.
Breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Fortunately, the mortality rate from breast cancer has decreased 39% since the 1990s, partly due to the increase in annual screening mammography. Five-year survival rates for breast cancers caught early are 98%.
“Early detection with mammography not only saves lives, but also reduces the severity of treatment that women with breast cancer must receive,” adds Dr. Tegulapalle.
In light of COVID-19 concerns, the center opened with added safety measures already in place including, social distancing signage, hand sanitizing stations and additional cleaning protocols. A full list of HHBC and HHIC’s safety measures, as well as additional information on the new center, can be found on their web site at www.HillMedical.com.
HHIC also offers breast imaging at multi-modality imaging sites HHIC-Glendora, HHIC-Cordova, and Breast MRI at HHIC-Fair Oaks. Mammography appointments can be made at HHIC and HHBC at 626-698-7266 or at the Jim and Eleanor Randall Breast Center at 626-698-7210.