Current cancer statistics are crucial for successful cancer research. In most states, hospitals are required, by law, to submit data about their patients with cancer. That is why if you are treated for cancer at Pardee Cancer Center, our Cancer Registry program will collect and submit some of your health information to state and national databases.
Patient Privacy and the Information We Collect
For your privacy, we do not include your name or other information linked specifically to you. In fact, we keep information used to identify you strictly confidential, as mandated by the State of North Carolina and the bylaws of Pardee Hospital. We also comply with HIPAA regulations.
We collect and submit the following information to state and national databases:
- Your family history
- Your social history
- Your occupational history
- The location of your tumor
- The cell type of your tumor
- Your stage at the time of diagnosis
- The treatment you received
- Your current prognosis
Who Uses the Data?
We submit data on an annual basis to the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) and on a quarterly basis to the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry. Other hospitals throughout the country also submit this information so researchers have complete, accurate data to work with in determining incidence and mortality rates, as well as in planning clinical trials and other research.
Lifetime Follow-up With Cancer Survivors
Our Cancer Registry is also responsible for your lifetime follow-up. If you are in our cancer patient database, someone from our team will follow up with you once a year for the rest of your life. He or she may:
- Review your electronic medical record
- Send a letter to your physician or another hospital
We are required to have current follow-up on at least 90 percent of our patients. This information helps statisticians determine how long patients live with certain stages of cancer and serves as a reminder for your physicians to schedule check-ups on a routine basis. We hope that by collecting and submitting this information, we can aid in research to find a cure for cancer.
Breast Health at the Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center
The Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center is part of Pardee Cancer Center. We give women and men access to the most advanced breast diagnostic services available.
Breast Health Services
The Elizabeth Reilly Breast Center provides:
- Breast care patient navigation services
- 3D mammography
- Breast MRI
- Same-day biopsies and prompt test results to decrease anxiety
- Community education programs
What Is 3D Mammography?
The 3D mammography exam is the first and only clinically superior breast tomosynthesis exam approved by the FDA. Multiple clinical studies show 3D mammography is beneficial for all women, no matter your breast type or density. 3D mammography detects 41 percent more invasive breast cancers and reduces false positives by up to 40 percent. This means one simple thing: more accuracy and less anxiety.
Most major insurers cover the exam. Talk to your physician about the benefits of having a 3D mammogram.
Our highly skilled and compassionate staff includes:
- Board-certified physicians
- A breast care navigator who offers personal guidance through breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery
- Certified 3D mammography and ultrasound technicians with more than 20 years of experience
- Oncology-certified nurses
- Fellowship-trained breast cancer surgeon at Pardee Breast Surgery
We are the only breast center in Henderson County designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. Our Breast Center is also recognized as:
- A Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence through the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program
- A 2016 Women’s Choice Award recipient as one of America’s Best Breast Care Centers
- Accredited by the National Accreditation for Breast Centers