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Breast Cancer Care Available at Moab Regional Hospital

We all know someone who has been impacted with cancer, and with about 1 in 8 women developing invasive breast cancer in the US, it’s important to understand the resources available to you. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re sharing the breast cancer care resources that are available to our community, right here at Moab Regional Hospital. From our 3D mammography preventative services to our experienced staff members and our chemotherapy infusion services, you can trust that you’re receiving the best care there is.

3D Mammography vs. 2D Mammography

A number of studies have found that 3D mammograms find more cancers than traditional 2D mammograms and also reduce the number of false positives. With 3D mammography, the radiologist reviews about 200-300 images, compared to only four derived from a 2D mammogram. At Moab Regional Hospital, we are proud to offer 3D mammography to the women in our community. Prevention and early detection is key in the successful treatment of breast cancer.

Meet Our Oncology Team

Alicia Swink, MD

Dr. Alicia Swink has extensive training in diagnosing and treating a wide array of cancers and blood disorders. Her clinical abilities include the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancers, including solid tumor malignancies, malignant hematologic conditions, and benign blood disorders. Dr. Swink is a visiting specialist at Moab Regional Hospital and we love having her as a part of our oncology team.

Anna Page Kanopsic, NP

Anna specializes in breast cancer care, as well as inherited genetic cancer risk, enhanced cancer screening, prevention, and treatment. Anna is a visiting specialist at Moab Regional Hospital, is Board Certified, and is a valuable part of our oncology team.

Gayle Audenried, Outpatient Nursing Services Director

Gayle is a registered nurse and has over 25 years of nursing experience with 15 years in Oncology Nursing Care. The nurses at Moab Regional Hospital who provide outpatient nursing services are specially trained in chemotherapy and biotherapy administration. The nursing team, in coordination with the onsite pharmacist, can provide the necessary treatments and support services needed for those receiving cancer treatment.

Reconstructive Surgery

If you’re receiving a mastectomy or a lumpectomy, you may decide that breast reconstructive surgery is a good fit for you. Dr. Chick is a visiting plastic surgeon and specializes in breast reconstructive surgeries. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Chick has numerous years of experience and is happy to see you for a consult to determine if reconstructive surgery is something you’d like to move forward with.

If you’re facing breast cancer, it’s important to understand the resources available to you. Our visiting specialists and in-house staff make superior cancer care available, right here in your community.