Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Accessible and Life-Saving Early Detection Methods | Local News


Iredell Imaging in Mooresville recently obtained Gold Seal accreditation in mammography.

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Do you know anyone who has had breast cancer? Like many of us, your answer is most likely yes. You may even know several people who have had it.

In fact, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Fortunately, early detection methods are readily available and can save lives.

Being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October is a great time to call your provider and schedule your next mammogram.

Recently awarded Gold Seal Mammography accreditation from the American College of Radiology, Iredell Imaging in Mooresville offers cutting edge mammography technology and is looking forward to your visit.

“This accreditation ensures that Iredell Imaging is committed to providing the highest level of quality imaging and patient care,” said Meredith Ballard, Mammography Supervisor at Iredell Health System.

The Iredell Women’s Health Center in Statesville has been accredited by the American College of Radiology for many years.

Understanding Breast Cancer

Before having a mammogram, it is important to understand breast cancer and its course.

“Breast cancer occurs when abnormal breast cells grow and divide rapidly,” said Thomas Gaston, radiologist at Iredell Radiology Associates, who reads and interprets diagnostic images of the Iredell health system.

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