Koolau Radiology is a comprehensive breast care facility with a full range of state-of-the-art equipment for all major breast diagnostic procedures. We are certified by the American College of Radiology’s Mammography Accreditation Program and by the Federal Government under the Mammography Quality Standards Act.
Breast cancer facts
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women between the ages of 15 and 54, and the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in women 55-74. Breast cancer accounts for approximately 15% of all cancer related deaths in women in the US.
In 2011, about 288,130 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and about 39,520 women and 460 men died from breast cancer in the US. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining. These decreases are believed to be the result of early detection, primarily through the use of regular screening mammography.
There has been no method discovered to prevent breast cancer, but treatment is most effective when a cancer is discovered early.
Early detection through mammography is the most promising approach for reducing the toll from breast cancer. Evidence indicates that the availability of screening mammography reduces mortality from breast cancer by 20-30%.
When breast cancer is found early, the survival rate is very high. There are more than 2 million breast cancer survivors living in the US today.
Women who get regular screening mammograms will reduce their risk of death from breast cancer by 63%.
The American Cancer Society recommends that all women age 40 and older receive an annual screening mammogram.
A clinical breast exam by a doctor should be a part of every woman's periodic health exam.
Breast Imaging Procedures Offered include:
1380 Lusitana Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96813