Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Gwinnett Medical Center has opened a new breast cancer center. The Gwinnett Breast Center is located at 631 Professional Drive in Lawrenceville and features four digital mammography machines, advanced ultrasounds, and technology for accurately measuring bone density.
The center also offers what hospital officials described as a “spa-like” atmosphere, including private changing rooms and lockers, music, and complimentary snacks and drinks.
“Patient navigators” will guide patients through the treatment process, and because the care offered at the Gwinnett Breast Center is comprehensive, hospital officials said it will offer quicker service.
“Based on the comprehensive nature of services provided and the patient-centered philosophy, women can receive consultations quickly and sometimes in the same day,” said imaging services director Karen Kubik. “In addition, follow-up imaging for an abnormal screening mammogram is scheduled within three to five business days.”
The center will house both the Marion Allison Webb Center for Screening Mammography and the Sandra J. Strickland Diagnostic Center, and has been named a “breast center of excellence” by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.
Medical centers across Gwinnett will show an increased focus on breast health through October.
The Gwinnett Medical Center Care-A-Van, a mobile digital mammography unit, will stop at four locations through the month: at the Boss Brothers Country Store in Loganville on October 13; at the Five Forks Library in Lawrenceville on October 17; at Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula on October 26; and at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth on October 31. Call (678) 312-4760 to schedule an appointment.
In addition, throughout the month the Wellness Performance Institute in Suwanee will donate 10 percent of proceeds from all new gym memberships to Susan G. Komen Atlanta.