One in nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Yet, more than 90 percent survive if it is found and treated early - before it spreads beyond the breast. Early, accurate diagnosis is as important to a woman's survival as any element of treatment.
Northeast Women's Health Services provides comprehensive breast care and mammography services at Albany Memorial Hospital, the Women's Health Center at Samaritan Hospital, and Northeast Health Imaging Center, including:
For uninsured and underinured women, Samaritan Hospital participates in the Cancer Services Program by providing free breast screening services, including mammograms and diagnostic breast ultrasound. Through the program, uninsured and underinsured patients without a personal physician are referred to the Northeast Health Primary Care Network for cervical exams, Pap tests and colorectal cancer screening.
Osteoporosis, or "porous bones," is a potentially crippling disease than can cause disability, pain, deformity, depression and loss of independence. Considered a "silent disease," osteoporosis occurs as part of the normal aging process, as bones become more fragile and are more prone to fracture. Osteoporosis affects 50 percent of women over 45, and 90 percent over age 75, yet the risk can be reduced by leading a healthy lifestyle.
Who's at risk?
Talk with your healthcare provider and use the risk factors as a general guideline. Together you can decide if you should have a bone mineral density (BMD) test, available at both Albany Memorial Hospital and the Women's Health Center at Samaritan Hospital.
And, we also offer an array of services to help reduce your risk factors, including:
To schedule a mammogram or bone mineral density (BMD) screening, go to our online appointment scheduling, or call:
Albany Memorial Hospital, (518) 471-3280
Women's Health Center at Samaritan, (518) 271-3288
To schedule a mammogram at Northeast Health Imaging Center in East Greenbush, call 880-6300.