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New Breast Center Focuses on the Family

Summa Health’s Breast Center at Summa Health System – Akron Campus is, of course, focused on providing highly personalized care to its patients. But it’s also paying attention to numbers. Not financial numbers, but numbers like the center’s six highly skilled breast surgeons, and the three dedicated breast care nurse navigators who guide patients through every step of their care and recovery. And then there are two patient financial coordinators who help with the often-complex world of insurance and other financial matters.

Summa’s 5,000-square-foot Breast Center, located on the first floor in the Summa Health Richard M. and Yvonne Hamlin Pavilion, gives patients coordinated access to high-quality, personalized care for any breast concern – from benign conditions to an abnormal mammogram to diagnosis, treatment and recovery from breast cancer.

Summa is the only healthcare system in the region to offer 3D and 2D screening and diagnostic mammograms at all of its imaging locations. 3D mammography provides earlier detections of potential breast cancers and reduces unnecessary callbacks for false positives. In fact, the Journal of the American Medical Association noted that 3D mammography detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancers with 40 percent fewer callbacks.