ella health Launches Program to Supplement Mammography Services and Detect Cancer Even Earlier

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ella health, a mammography provider with centers in Lemoyne, PA, and Toms River, NJ, has developed a new program that includes breast self-exam education and a comprehensive clinical breast exam. This, when combined with mammography, helps women find cancers earlier.

“Even with all of the materials out there, many women aren’t sure how to do a breast self-exam, and some don’t even try because they don’t know what they are looking for,” said ella health Director of Clinical Services Eileen Ann Morgans, RN, BSN, CBCN

ella health, a mammography center with locations in Toms River, NJ, and Lemoyne, PA, has developed a program that combines breast self-exam education using a realistic model with a comprehensive clinical breast exam to help women detect cancer in its earliest stages, when it is most treatable.

Through this program, women can learn how to correctly do a breast self-exam, which should be done monthly. They can also get a thorough clinical breast exam, which covers areas of the breast not included in a mammogram.

“These are all tools a woman should be using to monitor her health,” explained ella health Director of Clinical Services Eileen Ann Morgans, RN, BSN, CBCN.

Since women can’t take a practitioner home with them, and they are expected to come in only once a year, ella is doing the next best thing and offering them better tools to check themselves.

“Even with all of the materials out there, many women aren’t sure how to do a breast self-exam, and some don’t even try because they don’t know what they are looking for,” Morgans said. “This is a way that women can help take care of themselves, and it’s important that they are able to do it right.”

The program incorporates a realistic model of a breast that women can take home with them. The model has lumps of various sizes to show the difference between normal and potentially cancerous tissue.

While a mammogram shows the structures of the breast, during a clinical breast exam the practitioner will thoroughly cover the outer areas breast tissue and check the external appearance. She is looking for a lump or change in the breast that may indicate a cancer or other problems that may need further evaluation such as an infection or benign tumor.

As with a mammogram, The American Cancer Society recommends a clinical breast exam annually for women over age 40. Women over 20 should have a clinical breast exam every three years.

ella health is a mammography center featuring 3D technology for better imaging provided in an inviting, spa-like atmosphere. More information is available at ellahealth.com

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