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PRMC Dedicates New Breast Center in Salisbury

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SALISBURY, Md. - A new medical facility for woman is opening in Wicomico County.

The Peninsula Regional Health System officially dedicated its new Peninsula Breast Center in Salisbury on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

The new center at 804 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury will offer 3-D mammography, biopsies, surgical services, and physician consultations all in one place. Hospital officials say the is the most comprehensive breast health services center on Delmarva.

"It appears very cohesive, a one stop shop. They've got everything under one roof, which is nice," said Allison Gil with the American Cancer Society. "You're not going around from department to department, building to building. It's a center dedicated to women for an issue that's sensitive to women." 

"As part of our strategic plan and after hearing the wishes of women in our community, we discovered that there was a desire to bring both breast cancer screening and breast cancer therapy into one consolidated program," said Thomas DeMarco, MD, Medical Director of the Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute at PRMC. "By doing this, we're able to provide women with a comprehensive program under the same roof."

According to the Peninsula Regional Health System, on average one out of every eight women will face a breast cancer diagnosis. "What we're looking is for this to be the breast cancer or the breast patient's home. If a woman out in the community has a breast problem, we want them here," said Dr. David Walker, Medical Director.

While final renovations are being made, women can still get comprehensive breast services on the PRMC campus, the hospital said. All services are expected to be transitioned to the new center by this fall.

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