Breast services in Dickson, Tennessee

Patients have access to complete breast health services at TriStar Horizon Medical Center in Dickson, Tennessee. This means you can find the latest innovations in breast imaging and cancer care at our hospital.

We use the most advanced diagnostic tools available, including 3D mammography. Following a diagnosis, we will connect you with your own breast health navigator, who will fully support you throughout the treatment process.

For a free physician referral or more information, call TriStar MedLine® at (800) 242-5662.

As a patient at our hospital, you will work with medical professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Access to breast health specialists from so many areas of expertise ensures we can provide the most complete care possible. You will also benefit from the resources available through the wider network of TriStar Health hospitals in the Greater Nashville area.

Your breast care team includes:

  • Breast health navigators
  • Imaging technologists
  • Nurse navigators
  • Oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Radiologists
  • Surgeons

Breast cancer screening

We use an array of tools to find breast cancer at its earliest stage, when it is most treatable. Imaging services unique to breast health include:

Diagnostic mammograms

A screening mammogram is an annual procedure. However, the radiologist may ask you to come back for follow-up images. This is referred to as a diagnostic mammogram and is typically performed to reassess an unclear area in the breast or for further evaluation.

3D mammography

A 3D mammogram lets your radiologist view the breast tissue layer by layer. Medical staff can use these results to detect cancer early.

Similar to a 2D mammogram, the technologist will position you, compress your breast and take images from different angles. However, the results of a 3D mammogram are significantly clearer than a conventional 2D mammogram.

Stereotactic breast biopsy

A stereotactic breast biopsy uses mammography to produce stereo images. These 3D images help doctors pinpoint where they need to perform a biopsy. A biopsy involves removing and analyzing tissue to identify cancerous cells.

This procedure is less invasive than a traditional surgical biopsy. Benefits associated with stereotactic breast biopsy include:

  • Accurate results
  • Fast appointments (usually completed within an hour)
  • Little or no scarring
  • Minimal discomfort (little or no pain)
  • No stitches (only a bandage is used for the small incision)
  • Quick recovery times
To schedule your mammogram, call (615) 326-2900.

Your breast health navigator

If you receive a cancer diagnosis, we will connect you with a breast health navigator. Your navigator will support you and your family through the physical and emotional challenges of breast cancer. The navigator will also help with:

  • Coordinating care with your medical team
  • Finding opportunities to participate in clinical trials
  • Identifying and accessing breast cancer resources
  • Managing your medications
  • Personalizing breast cancer treatment to meet your specific needs
  • Providing educational materials
  • Understanding available diagnostic and treatment options

Directions to our hospital

TriStar Horizon Medical Center is in Dickson, Tennessee. The hospital is south of Henslee Drive and north of Highway 70. Our address is:

111 Highway 70 East
Dickson, TN 37055

You can reach the hospital from Mathis Drive or Highway 70. Follow signs to park by our main entrance, which faces south toward Highway 70.

Breast health at TriStar Health

From regular checkups and screenings to the latest imaging technologies and treatments, you can access all our expert breast care services at our convenient location.

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