Memorial's Breast Health Center of Excellence
Taking your breast
health to heart
At The Breast Health Center of Excellence at Memorial, we believe every woman deserves the best breast care possible. From digital mammography to the latest biopsy and surgical procedures, we provide comprehensive, compassionate care using the latest medical technology. Plus, you are guided through every step of the process by our Breast Health Nurse Navigator.
State-of-the-art technology
  • Digital mammography with the comfort of MammoPad®
  • R2 ImageChecker
  • Breast MR on the area's only 3T MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Mammotome-guided biopsy
  • Surgical biopsy
Medical staff

The Breast Health Center of Excellence's medical staff of skilled and experienced physicians, surgeons, radiologists, and oncologists are here to meet you complete breast health needs, while our Breast Health Nurse Navigator will ensure continuity of care and facilitate your treatment options.

Working together, our goal is to give you the peace of mind you deserve and the caring and compassion you've come to expect.

Community health

Through Memorial’s Healthy Direction, we bring our mammogram services to specific locations in the Metro East. 

Breast cancer support group
Hope Blooms

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:45 p.m. at the Cancer Treatment Center, 400 N. Illinois Street in Swansea. For more information, call (618) 257-5936.

Breast cancer facts
  • Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast.
  • It is the second most common type of cancer in American women.
  • Risk factors may include: age, family history, use of tobacco products, certain eating habits, obesity, lack of exercise, exposure to radiation or other cancer-causing agents, and certain genetic changes.

Statistics and information provided by the National Institutes of Health

Common tests to screen for breast cancer

Breast self-exam (BSE): Women should know how their breasts normally feel. Beginning in their 20s, women should learn the benefits of BSE and should perform monthly exams. Report any breast changes promptly to your healthcare provider.

Clinical breast exam: Women between the ages of 20 and 30 should have a breast exam by a healthcare provider every three years. Women age 40 and older should have a clinical exam annually.

Baseline screening mammogram: Women over the age of 35 should have a baseline screening mammogram.

Mammography: Annually beginning at age 40. Mammograms may be recommended at an earlier age if there is a strong family history of breast cancer or other risk factors.

For women at high risk, the guidelines advise you to discuss your risk with your healthcare provider to decide whether or not additional testing is indicated.

Information provided by the American Cancer Society

Related Links

American Cancer Society
National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
National Lymphedema Network
The National Cancer Institute 
Susan Love, MD Breast Cancer Foundation



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​The Breast Health Center
of Excellence at Memorial 4600 Memorial Drive
Suite 180
Belleville, Illinois 62226

(618) 257-5960


Memorial Healthcare Center O'Fallon - Mammography
310 North Seven Hills Road
O'Fallon, IL  62269
(618) 257-4949

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