Cancer Center

Phone Numbers

General Cancers Nurse Navigator
(803) 936-8050
(803) 791-2617
Support Group Network
(803) 791-2800
Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator
(803) 791-2521
(800) 635-0858
Women's Imaging
(803) 791-2486
Radiology Department
(803) 791-2460

Breast Cancer Screening

Early Detection

  • Guaranteed five days from detection to diagnosis.
  • Nine treatment centers.
  • Mobile mammography unit visits businesses and events.
(803) 791-2486

What will happen during the screening?

If we detect breast cancer early, we often have the ability to manage it and even cure it.

Do I need to be tested?

Yes if:

  • You are a woman older than 40.
  • Your mother, grandmother or aunt has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • You have noticed a lump or another abnormality in your breast.
  • You have had breast cancer in the past.

How often should I be tested?

Women older than 40 without a history of breast cancer should get tested every two years.

If you have a history of breast cancer, you should get tested more often. Talk to your doctor.

Does Lexington Medical Center offer financial help?

We are a Best Chance Network provider for under-insured and non-insured patients, and accept Medicare.

What happens if you find something?

We promise a definitive diagnosis within five days of your detection. Our Five Days from Detection to Diagnosis program has become a national standard, and our affiliation with the Duke Cancer Center lets us make this promise for even complex cases.

30% of women are cleared after initial diagnosis and require no further treatment.

What will happen during the screening?

Most screenings will use an ultrasound to detect lumps or lymph node issues. In some cases, your doctor may recommend a PT scan, which identifies fast-growing cancer cell locations.

The screenings happen at our Women's Imaging Centers, and are performed by AART-certified and state-licensed technologists. The resulting images are read by five on-site board-certified radiologists, who have a combined 100 years of experience in mammography.

Advanced Early Detection

Our advanced tests produce more accurate results and are often more comfortable for patients.

Mobile Mammography Unit
The mobile mammography unit takes our screening to local businesses and events. It's quick, comfortable, and convenient.

3-D Mammograms
The highly detailed images we get with our 3-D technology are much more accurate than a traditional mammogram. We're the first in the Midlands to offer this state-of-the-art screening procedure.