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Complete Breast Care at Ingalls Desser Center

Individual care at one location

Breast tissue changes over a woman's lifetime. When an abnormality is found, you want comprehensive breast care from experts you can trust.

At Ingalls, our breast health experts offer a full range of breast care that includes the latest digital mammography, breast ultrasound-guided biopsy, stereotactic biopsy and a nationally recognized breast center right in the neighborhood. Ingalls offers a full range of cancer care services, from prevention through diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation as well as survivorship. Ingalls also offers access to more than 50 active cancer research studies, affording patients the most advanced treatments available anywhere.

Nationally Known, Close to Home

Ingalls Memorial Hospital and the Richard K. Desser, M.D., Comprehensive Breast Center in Tinley Park have been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The designation signifies that Ingalls meets the highest standards of the radiology profession for breast imaging and diagnosis.

A center of excellence designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that have demonstrated excellence and achieved full accreditation in mammography, breast ultrasound, breast ultrasound-guided biopsy and stereotactic breast biopsy. Ingalls was the first hospital in the south suburbs to achieve the designation. The ACR is recognized as a leader in the accreditation of medical imaging and radiation oncology. Ingalls voluntarily underwent the ACR’s rigorous review process and was certified as meeting nationally accepted standards. Ingalls performs more than 15,000 mammograms every year, along with approximately 1,500 breast ultrasounds. Other services include breast MRIs, and stereotactic and ultrasound-guided needle biopsies.

Outstanding Cancer Achievement

The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) awarded Ingalls Cancer Care the 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in cancer care. Ingalls is one of only 80 institutions nationwide to earn the award, along with the CoC’s three-year re-accreditation with commendation. Fewer than 20 percent of cancer programs in the United States attain this superior recognition.

Following the commission’s survey, Ingalls’ cancer program was shown to be in full compliance with all 36 of the care standards. In addition, Ingalls received commendation status for all eight eligible commendation standards.

The Commission on Cancer assesses cancer programs in six different areas, including cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement. Commission approval is given only to those institutions that voluntarily commit to excellent cancer care and a rigorous review of their performance.

Success Stories

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Rogers & Hollands Jewelers Promise of Hope.

The promise of hope represents a passion, a driving force that has been the hallmark of Rogers & Hollands Jewelers Juell Kadet's life. As a cancer survivor for over 30 years, she has been at the forefront of raising funds for cancer research to further Ingalls Hospital's Cancer Care Clinical Trials.

20% of the net proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the Cancer Care Clinical Trials at Ingalls Hospital.

For more information or to make a purchase, please visit: Rogers & Hollands Jewelers Promise of Hope.

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