The Genesis Center for Breast Health (CBH) shared its new look recently and gave Quad Citians an insider’s view at what the updated state-of-the-art center has to offer for prospective patients and providers.
On Thursday, June 9, Quad Cities media gathered for a news conference at the center located in the Genesis Medical Center, Silvis campus. After the conference, Quad Citians were invited to tour the facility that offers comprehensive breast care, including screening, diagnosis, biopsies, and surgery.
The Silvis CBH also is the first Genesis location in Illinois to offer Breast MRI, according to a news release from the health system. Genesis breast health centers also provide the most advanced breast imaging tools available including 3D mammography and breast ultrasound.
In addition, CBH offers ultrasound-guided, stereotactic, MRI-guided breast biopsies and surgical consultations. These latest imaging and screening procedures enable physicians to diagnose and treat cancer as early as possible for the best possible outcomes.
The state-of-the-art facility was designed with people like breast cancer survivor Nicole Olinger in mind. One of event’s three speakers, Ms. Olinger was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020 at the age of 40. The problem was discovered by the CBH-Silvis team following her first mammogram.
“The mammogram found some dense tissue which a biopsy revealed was DCI S, a very early form of breast cancer,” Ms. Olinger said. “But because we caught the cancer early, it didn’t have a chance to spread. So who knows if I had waited until I was 41, 42, or later? Maybe I would not be here to help my husband raise our two children,” she said.
At the news conference, Dr. Angela K. Stork, CBH surgeon, also shared the advantages provided by the Silvis center. Dr. Stork is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She provides the most up-to-date surgical care for breast disease and cancer, Genesis said.
Surgical procedures include wire-free and sentinel lymph node biopsies, oncoplastic lumpectomy techniques, and mastectomy, including skin and nipple-sparing procedures for those desiring reconstruction.
Dr. Stork also provides non-surgical management of benign breast disease and surveillance of those at increased risk of breast cancer.