October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Increases Patient Access with Advanced Mammography Technology

MMCSC Phase 1 Mammo

Pictured at the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, from left: Dee Yard, Assistant Director, Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center; Jonathan Tango, Vice President, Operations; Denice Gaffney, Vice President, MMCSC Foundation; and Frank J. Vozos, MD, FACS, Executive Vice President, RWJBarnabas Health and Chief Executive, MMCSC.

 

Lakewood, NJ- Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the importance of yearly mammography screenings, with the completion of Phase 1 to the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center, on the Lakewood campus.

“The addition of a new three-dimensional (3D) mammography, used for both screening and diagnostic mammograms, produces many thinly sliced images of the breast, improving cancer detection,” explains Diane Ciricillo, Director, Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus. “The expansion and the addition of this advanced technology helps us to provide better access to quality mammography services, including additional appointment times for patients, as well as Sunday appointments.”

It’s very important to have a screening mammography as the best opportunity for early detection of breast cancer, even if you have no abnormal breast symptoms. Diagnostic mammograms are tailored to patients with a breast area of concern such as pain, lump, or follow-up. Our team of board-certified breast imagers specialize in the technical aspects involved in diagnosing breast problems. They are joined by a staff of highly trained, licensed mammography technologists and nurses – all of whom are sensitive to the needs and concerns of every patient.

About the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Comprehensive services include a high risk program with access to genetic testing and the latest clinical research and trials through our partnership with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The Breast Center also provides screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, 3D prone breast biopsy, breast MRI, bone density and breast surgery consultation and a nurse navigator.

About Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) is a fully accredited acute-care hospital located in Lakewood. An affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, Monmouth South is a sister hospital to Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch. MMCSC introduced the first of its kind James and Sharon Maida Geriatrics Institute to the region, which provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for elders. MMCSC also offers convenient access to an array of outpatient services as well as the services of the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center. RWJBarnabas Health and MMCSC, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials.

For more information about Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, visit www.rwjbh.org/monmouthsouth.

CONTACT: Laurie Zalepka
732-886-4590
Lauriea.zalepka@rwjbh.org