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The Best in Breast Health is Now Available in Irvine

Hoag has long been the pioneer in women’s breast health. To ensure we continue being there for women when and where they need us, we are bringing comprehensive screening, diagnostics, treatment and supportive care into their neighborhood.

Hoag’s comprehensive breast program, which includes six imaging sites throughout the county, is adding a new Breast Center at Hoag Health Center Irvine-Sand Canyon.

Like its counterpart in Newport Beach, the new Breast Center in Irvine gives women access to specialized, dedicated breast radiologists who use emerging technologies to diagnose breast cancer at its earliest stage. Hoag was the first center in the state to offer Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography), and was one of 11 original test sites for FDA approval for the technology. Hoag is also one of the first hospitals in the area to offer breast MRI.

This same leading-edge technology and expert care is now available without a trip down the 55, said Allyson Brooks, M.D., the Ginny Ueberroth Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair of Hoag Women’s Health Institute.

“We are the highest-volume breast center in Orange County, and we are known throughout the region as a leader in breast health. But at our heart, we are a community hospital. And in order to better serve the community, we really need to be in the community,” Dr. Brooks said.

“This is the place women can come for more than breast health. Our nurse navigators help lead them through the entire process of screening, diagnosis, treatment and beyond, acting as their advocate and sounding board.”

Hoag treats more than 700 breast cancers and performs more than 40,000 screening mammograms every year. Our individualized, comprehensive approach to breast care provides industry-leading services, from early risk assessment and screening to education and preventative care.

Thanks in large part to philanthropy, the new breast center offers private one-on-one consultations with our high-risk breast cancer nurse practitioner and recent recipient of Komen’s Outstanding Breast Health Advocate Award for 2016, Karen Herold, who provides individualized breast cancer risk assessments and risk reduction consultations.

“Just by virtue of their gender, all women are at risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer,” Dr. Brooks said. “What we think of as ‘average risk,’ is actually quite common. Our goal is to empower women to take an active role in the direction of their own care.”

For more information, call 888-534-6961.