WHO WE ARE
We are a unique organization dedicated exclusively to the early detection of breast cancer.
Since our foundation in June 2005, what we selectively do is try to discover breast cancer in its earlier stages, to help its treatment and allow the removal of smaller segments of tissue as well as to have a smaller incision avoiding more invasive surgeries.
Our mission is to use the most advanced and latest technology as well as specially trained radiologists for the purpose of the early detection of breast cancer; with direct communication with the patient to answer their questions and explain their findings.
The Emotional and Economical Cost of Breast Cancer
If the numbers shown by different organizations, like the American Cancer Society, are very accurate, their significance is very important and sobering. The American Cancer Society estimates that one in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over their lifetime and this year alone, 266,120 new cases will be diagnosed, along with 63,960 new cancers insitu (non-invasive) and also 2,550 new cases of breast cancer in men. About 40,920 women will die from breast cancer. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American women and 85% of those breast cancers happen in women without family history of the disease. Therefore, with this simple explanation, why a careful effort is not done to have the best possible examination. Because not every radiologist is trained exclusively for this purpose of early detection. So, when having a mammogram, think that the time invested in your test is one of the most valuable decisions in your life. Make every effort to find the best place for your exam.
Beginning our 14th year, the Ellen Paredes Institute’s one and only focus and exclusive goal is and has always been to find breast cancer as early as possible. The continuous confidence, support and increasing number of patients is a much appreciated response to Dr. Ellen Paredes’ commitment.
Early detection is of immense help because the emotional impact could be lessened and the stress of having a more extensive or invasive treatment diminished and ultimately the cost and length of care shortened.
Always be kind to others, but at least once a year, be kind to yourself and care for your health.