Women’s Care

Gynecology

A full spectrum of gynecological care is also available, including routine gynecological health procedures, diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases, including cervical cancer, and gynecological surgery.

In the event that you should need cancer care, a network of skilled providers is available to guide you through the treatment process in a compassionate way, providing insight expertise during every level of treatment. 


Breast Care

The Breast Care Center at Harris Regional Hospital offers the latest advances in detecting and treating breast cancer at the earliest possible stage.

Digital mammography is available at Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital. Our breast care experts suggest that women over 40 years of age get a mammogram once a year to aid in the earliest possible detection of breast cancer.

To schedule a mammogram, obtain an order from your primary care physician or gynecologist. You or your physician’s practice may call the Harris Regional Hospital Scheduling Department at 586-7950 to schedule.

In the event that you should need cancer care, a network of skilled providers is available to guide you through the treatment process in a compassionate way, providing insight and expertise at every level of treatment.


Nurse Navigator Program

Harris Regional Hospital offers a unique Breast Care Nurse Navigator, a registered nurse whose role is specifically to offer guidance through the breast cancer treatment process, from diagnosis to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Services include Breast MRI, Mammography, Screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms, Breast ultrasounds and also ultrasound breast biopsies. Stereotactic breast biopsies are completed in our women's imaging center as well as bone density test. A radiologist is on site and breast care surgeons are readily available for consultation

Carol Van Cleve, BSN, RN ONS, AONN

Carol currently serves as the Breast Care Nurse Navigator and brings years of clinical experience to the position. Carol is available to offer insight and education and answer questions about important topics related to your diagnosis and care, as well as to help schedule appointments, network with providers, and stay informed throughout the treatment process.

Contact Carol Vancleve to learn more about nurse navigation services at Harris Regional Hospital. 828.631.8100


Mammography

Digital mammography can detect early-stage breast cancer

If you're a woman consider the many reasons why you should have a mammogram every year.

Get the Facts

  • 40 is the age at which women should start getting annual mammograms

  • 37% reduction in breast cancer deaths since mammography screening became widespread in 1990

  • 1 in 6 breast cancers occur in women ages 40–49

  • 3 of 4 women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease

Concerned about breast cancer?

Throughout the year and especially during October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our hospital strives to make sure women know how important it is to have regular mammograms or x-rays of the breasts.

Doctors know that screenings for breast cancer save thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women took advantage of these tests.

Lowering the Risk

Unlike colorectal cancer, which can be prevented via the removal of polyps during a colonoscopy, there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are steps women can take that might reduce their risk of breast cancer, or at least help them find it in its earliest, most curable stages. These steps include:

  • Maintain a healthy body weight
  • Regular exercise
  • Limit alcohol use
  • Have an annual mammogram
  • Women who breast-feed their children for several months or do not use post-menopausal hormone therapy (PHT) may also reduce their breast cancer risk.
  • Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women and their health care providers took advantage of these tests.

Rehabilitation Services

Our comprehensive physical therapy department can assist in maintaining strength and function after cancer-related treatment and surgery. Lymphedema services are available as well, all with the goal of restoring function and quality of life as quickly as possible.


Home Care Services

Recover in the comfort and privacy of your own home:

  • Nursing
  • Therapy services
  • Infusion services
  • Home medical assistance


Source: https://www.cityofhope.org