Breast and Bone Health

Maintaining Good Breast And Bone Health

Tennessee Women's Care, PC is committed to providing women with all the necessary tools to maintain good breast and bone health.Tennessee Women’s Care, PC is committed to providing women with all the necessary tools to maintain good breast and bone health. Our first goal is preventative which focuses our efforts on education, screening and early detection.

We believe in the use of the most technologically advanced screening and diagnostic tools in providing these services to our patients.

Breast Health:

Mammograms play an integral part in the early detection of breast cancer. Research shows that annual mammograms lead to early detection of breast cancers, when they are most curable and breast conservation therapies are available. Our physicians offer the following mammogram and other breast health diagnostic tests.

  • Screening Mammogram is recommended by the American Cancer Society to be done annually beginning at age 40.
  • Diagnostic Mammogram is used to evaluate a patient breast with abnormal or inconclusive findings such as a breast lump or lumps that may have been found by the patient, the physician or identified on a screening mammogram.
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound is used to evaluate a patient breast with an abnormality, such as pain or palpable lump that may have been found by the patient, the physician or identified on a screening mammogram.
  • Genetic Testing is an advanced state of the art diagnostic laboratory testing that may be used can include BRCA 1/2 testing.  This is a genetic testing option available for those women who may have a family history of breast cancer and can be used to determine if they carry the BRCA1/2 mutation.  Consideration to this level of diagnostic testing needs to be discussed in detail with your physician.

Bone Health:

Osteoporosis or Osteopenia can occur as our body goes through the stages of menopause as estrogen is produced less, which is the hormone that protects against bone loss.

DEXA Scan - Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry is the most widely used method to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals that are in a segment of the bone. A bone density test is used to determine how strong the bone is and the risk it might break, conditions also known as osteopenia or osteoporosis.

 
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