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Early detection crucial for breast cancer survival, hospital says

Early detection can increase breast cancer survival rates up to 98 percent according to an article in Castleview Hospital's October "HealthPoint" community newsletter.

The hospital said that the overall risk for a woman developing breast cancer is one in eight. However, early detection is critical in the fight against breast cancer. When diagnosed at a localized stage, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 98 percent.

In addition to the breast cancer discussion, there is timely information about pain management, as well as information on common ailments treated by physical therapy.

HealthPoint is published four times a year by Castleview Hospital. Castleview is a Joint Commission (JCAHO) accredited 84 bed hospital.

It currently offers The Castle Valley an extensive list of health services including Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Family Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, Allergy/Immunology, Radiology, Pediatrics, Otolaryngology, and Urology. The hospital also provides a full range of diagnostic imaging services including Digital Mammography, CT Scan, Nuclear Medicine, MRI, X-ray, Ultrasound, a Bone Densitometer and more. The hospital also features an eight bed Emergency Department with 24-hour physician coverage, as well as a Multi-Purpose Intensive Care Unit (Cardiac, Medical, Surgical, Pediatric) a Cardiac Care Unit, a Newborn Nursery and a full line of Rehabilitative Services.

The hospital also has a family practice and urgent care clinic in Castle Dale, Utah, Emery Medical Center, staffed with a full time physician and three mid-level providers.

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