Desoto County News

Methodist Le Bonheur expands diagnostic and breast health services

 Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has expanded services at its newly renovated Methodist Comprehensive Breast Center and Diagnostic Center in midtown Memphis, which offers patients a variety of breast health services including screening, ultrasounds, diagnostic mammograms and biopsies.

The Memphis-based healthcare system held a ribbon cutting to unveil new exam and consult rooms as well as a special clinical area for breast surgeons, giving patients a comprehensive care experience in one location.

Results from Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s latest Community Needs Health Assessment ranked cancer as the second-leading cause of death in DeSoto County and Shelby County.

“Having a comprehensive cancer center in the heart of the Memphis Medical District allows us to address many disparities patients face when accessing care,” said Lloyd Geddes, Jr., MD, medical director of the Methodist Cancer Institute. “From early diagnosis to treatment options and support groups, we provide a continuity of care for patients across the region.”

For 10-year breast cancer survivor Brenda Milligan comprehensive care means convenience and compassion.

“I can see the diagnostic center from my backyard,” Milligan said. “The entire team has shown me encouragement throughout my cancer journey. I’ve felt incredibly supported at each phase of healing.”

Bob Bakken

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