Our Affiliate System

We are building one organization with affiliates in two regions. Our parent company, now known as Prisma Health, supports both affiliates with overall direction and leadership as we continue to align. We will soon share one brand across the entire organization to better reflect this. The rebranded Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group will continue to operate as a joint venture between the Midlands affiliate and the USC School of Medicine.

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We are becoming Prisma Health in early 2019

Breast Health

A Healthy Breast is a Happy Breast

No matter your age, to keep your breasts healthy it helps to learn what’s normal and what’s not. It will put you on the lookout for changes that could be signs of trouble.

Just like any part of your body, find out what to expect at different stages of life. And just as you watch for new or changing moles, you should pay attention to your breasts.

Your doctor may give you a breast exam at your annual visit and teach you how to do a self-exam at home. Research doesn’t show that breast exams save lives or detect cancers earlier, but many doctors still recommend them. Plus, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your body and let your doctor know if you notice any changes.

Just being a woman is the biggest risk factor for developing breast cancer. This year alone, there have been about 190,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 60,000 cases of non-invasive breast cancer in American women. While men do develop breast cancer, less than 1% of all new breast cancer cases happen in men. Approximately 2,000 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in American men this year. (Source: breastcancer.org)

Watch this episode of Talk with the Docs. October is breast cancer awareness month. Listen in as we discuss this important topic with host Cedrek McFadden, MD, and guest Wendy Cornett, MD.

Best in Breast Health

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GHS Breast Health Program provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to breast health. Women can be comforted in knowing we offer the best in medical science and compassionate care to partner with patients for the best in breast health.

Visit GHS Breast Health Program

Are you 40 or older?

If so, it’s time to schedule your mammogram.

To request a mammogram, please call (864) 522-XRAY (9729) or toll-free 1-866-465-9729. You also can schedule an appointment online through your MyChart account.

About Your Breasts

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As you age, the tissue and structure of your breasts begin to change. This is due to differences in your reproductive hormone levels caused by the natural process of aging.

Learn more about breast health & aging

Risk & Prevention

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Some young women are at a higher risk for getting breast cancer at an early age compared with other women their age. Find out what factors cause you to fall in the high-risk group.

Learn more about your risk

3D Mammography

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3D mammography is a major advance for women with dense breast tissue. It has a better cancer detection rate than routine digital mammography and decreases callbacks for more tests.

Learn more about 3-D mammography