Catching breast cancer in its earliest stage is a win
For Lindsey Lydic R.T. (R)(CT)(MR)(M)(BD) doing mammography at Gothenburg Health for the past 5 years has been about building relationships with patients and putting them at ease when coming in for a mammogram.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Women are encouraged to begin screening at age 40 and continue yearly. “Cancer has no age. We are seeing it in younger and younger women. If we can catch breast cancer in its earliest stage that’s a win” Lydic said.
In addition to receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, Lydic has 5 certifications with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. “Anytime I can further my knowledge in the field, I want to take that opportunity,” she said. Lydic passed her Mammography Board exam in 2017.
Becoming certified in Mammography was different for her as it is more one-on-one with the patient. As a mammographer, she said part of her job is to put the patients at ease while ensuring high quality patient care is being delivered.
Gothenburg Health provides the latest technology with 3D Mammography. Typically exams take around 15 minutes with results in 48 hours. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 308-537-4042.
Gothenburg Health typically hosts a mammogram event for a cash and carry price at least once a year. Marcy Nichols, Director of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology, said that her department is planning a more extensive event to cover a variety of screenings around the first of the year.
Lydic lives south of Brady with her husband, Bob, and three children, Gunner, Tenley and Lennon.