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Carson Tahoe Breast Center Chosen as Only Provider in Nevada to Participate in International Clinical Trial

Carson Tahoe Breast Center was selected as the only provider in Nevada, and one of only 131 worldwide, to participate in the prestigious Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST). Led by Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, Medical Director at Carson Tahoe Breast Center, this innovative program will offer new advancements, opportunities, and expertise in the early detection of breast cancer. Since opening the comprehensive Breast Center in August 2016, many women have accessed the facility for preventive & diagnostic care. “Carson Tahoe is honored to have been chosen as the only provider in Nevada to participate in the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial,” said Dr. Kinsey Pillsbury, Medical Director at Carson Tahoe. “This progressive clinical trial reflects our dedication to empowering women …

Carson Tahoe Kicks Off 2017 Think Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

  Carson Tahoe Health will celebrate its 16th annual Think Pink breast cancer awareness campaign on Monday, October 2. Red’s Old 395 Grill will once again host the event from 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. in Carson City. The event is free to attend and individuals wearing a Carson Tahoe Think Pink T-shirt (any year) will receive free appetizers courtesy of Red’s. T-shirts can be purchased for a $10 suggested donation at various locations and at the event. 100% of proceeds from all Think Pink T-shirts, specialty drinks, and raffle sales will go to the Carson Tahoe Cancer Resource Center for breast cancer education and support. “Statistics show that one in eight women will develop breast cancer within their lifetime,” said Michelle …

What is 3D Mammography?

Carson Tahoe is thrilled to announce that patients in Douglas County will now have access to leading-edge 3D Mammography (also known as tomosynthesis) technology, exclusively at the Carson Tahoe Minden Medical Center. We’ve all heard time and time again that the best defense against breast cancer is early detection. Annual screening mammography provides patients with the best chance for detecting cancer in the earliest possible stages. Furthermore, research has shown that 3D Mammography specifically, is one of the most advanced forms of diagnostic tests available for the screening of breast cancer, especially for women with dense breast tissue (which is estimated at 40% of women nationwide). Interested in learning how this new, cutting-edge technology works? Simply put, digital mammography with …

Early Detection is the Best Defense Against Breast Cancer

Radiologist, Dr. Betsy Card talk about the importance of mammograms.

Busting Breast Cancer Myths

Check out these common myths about breast cancer and the truth behind them.