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SouthCoast Health: How to Check Yourself for Breast Cancer

Sunday, October 9th, 2022

About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop #BreastCancer during their lifetime.

In additoin to an annual mammogram, you should be doing monthly self-examinations. 

SouthCoast Health experts share here how to check yourself for breast cancer

In honor of #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, SouthCoast Health’s Imaging Department will offer Saturday hours for patients to receive their screening mammograms. Contact the Imaging Center at (912) 691-4200 for more information.


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SouthCoast Health: What to Expect @ Your Yearly Mammogram

Saturday, October 8th, 2022

The overall death rate from #BreastCancer has decreased since 2013, likely because of treatment advances and earlier detection through screening.

This #BreastCancerAwareness Month, call (912) 691-4200 to schedule your mammogram.

SouthCoast Health shares here what you can expect at your yearly mammogram.

SouthCoast Health simple steps for an easy procedure include:

Keep Your Underarms Au Natural

Avoid Scheduling During Your Period

Tips for a Quick Appointment

Manage Your Fears


Regular screenings are one of the best ways to combat cancer — especially breast cancer. SouthCoast Health experienced technicians will do everything possible to keep you comfortable. Schedule your next (or first!) mammogram with by calling 912-691-4200.


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SouthCoast Health: Debunking Breast Cancer Myths

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Debunking Breast Cancer Myths

SouthCoast Health experts break down a few common myths about breast cancer here.

Are there other breast cancer myths you’re concerned about? Or further questions you’d like answered? Find the nearest physician or specialist who can provide the care you need by calling 912-691-3600.


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SouthCoast Health: Ways to Support Mental Health While Fighting Breast Cancer

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

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SouthCoast Health experts share three main tips to fight breast cancer here.


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(SouthCoast Health) A Savannah woman shares story of going from operating room assistant to breast cancer patient

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

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Lori Smith, 35, a mother of two from Savannah, had participated in countless mastectomies as an operating room assistant when she was forced to look at this disease from a different perspective: that of the patient.

“It was a little odd and surreal,” said Smith, who had no family history of breast cancer. “I’ve worked in the operating room for 16 years. And it was always someone else, not me.”

Smith says she knew something might be wrong when she gave herself a self-exam. After noticing a tender, suspicious lump in her breast, Smith reached out to Dr. Christa Jillard at SouthCoast Health. The lump turned out to be cancerous.

Read Smith’s story here. 


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SouthCoast Health experts urge regularly scheduled mammograms during pandemic

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

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Dr. Christa Jillard with SouthCoast Health’s High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic says she’s seen a drop in the number of mammograms since the pandemic began.

Dr Jillard says if you have any concerns or questions, you can definitely set up a telehealth appointment ahead of your screening to discuss them. She explained why mammograms are so important.

“The whole point of screening mammograms is specifically the fact that patients do not have symptoms. Period. And so we know that though years and years of research and patients who have come before other patients and have allowed us to do clinical trials that if we catch cancer at an earlier stage, the outcomes are just that much better, and so people die of breast cancer, and the great thing about the technological advancements is we find these things way before oftentimes women have symptoms. And so I really encourage every woman to continue being proactive about her health.”

Dr Jillard says its generally advised that women begin getting regular mammograms at age 40. That can differ if there is a family history of breast cancer.

Learn more here.

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SouthCoast Health: Why you should not postpone your breast cancer screening

Monday, October 19th, 2020

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In the middle of this pandemic, breast cancer screening remains as important as ever.

Reports indicate patients are postponing their screening medical tests, resulting in delayed diagnoses and worsened outcomes.

Dr. Christa Jillard, of SouthCoast Health’s High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic, shares here about the significance of not postponing breast cancer screenings on the calendar; how often screenings should occur; the safety precautions medical facilities have in place; and more.

Details here.

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SouthCoast Health Warns Not to Ignore Health Concerns

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

A message from SouthCoast Health in Savannah: If you have a chronic condition that requires routine checks and you have not seen your physician as prescribed, please contact your physician’s office as soon as possible.

SouthCoast Health has seen a drastic decrease of patient visits for chronic care management. Patients with conditions such as diabetes, COPD, heart failure and hypertension are choosing to put off their scheduled or routine visits with their physicians.

SouthCoast Health has taken precautions to keep their offices safe for patient visits. Additionally, SouthCoast Health is happy to offer virtual visits when possible.

Learn more here.

FREE Savannah Birth and Baby Expo

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Savannah Birth and Baby will host the First Annual Birth and Baby Expo Sat., Nov. 23 2019 at River Drive Crossfit in Savannah.

This FREE Birth and Baby Expo aims to provide resources for pregnant families and new parents.

The Birth and Baby Expo will feature classes, raffle prizes, interactive displays, a lactation lounge, food trucks, and a mimosa bar. As part of the event, Savannah Birth and Baby hopes to bring awareness to many of the under utilized birth and baby professionals in the area. Classes will include babywearing, prenatal yoga, baby massage, infant and newborn sleep, labor comfort measures, birth planning, and cloth diapering. In addition to vendors and classes, the event will be raffling off $10,000 in prizes from local Savannah area business. Any proceeds from the event will be donated to PACK Savannah.

Savannah Birth and Baby is a collective of individuals in the Savannah area that are committed to bringing resources to pregnant women and young families.

SouthCoast Health : Mammography still the best breast cancer screening tool

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

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Dr. Patricia P. Shapiro, who practices at SouthCoast Health Imaging’s Savannah and Hilton Head locations, asserts the benefits of mammography in response to nutritionist Carolyn Guilford’s “Toward True Health” column that ran on earlier this year, under the headline, “Thermography a better alternative.”

In this column, Guilford makes a number of incorrect assertions and provides questionable medical guidance with respect to the use of mammography and thermography in detecting breast cancer, writes Shapiro.

Read the article here.

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5 Key Health Tips for Women from SouthCoast Health, Savannah

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

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SouthCoast Health medical experts share Five Key Health Tips for Women on National Women’s Health and Fitness Day here.

As women, we need to focus on our physical health, particularly as we reach our 40’s and 50’s. Often, at that time in many our lives, we are so focused on the health of those around us. But in addition to managing the health of our kids and partner, it’s important for us to remember to take care of ourselves as well.

Check out the five key health tips for women here. 

About SouthCoast Health

Whether you are looking for a primary care doctor or a pediatrician, or another medical specialist, SouthCoast Health has you covered with its wide range of world-class healthcare services, available throughout the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. SouthCoast Health has 120 physicians and medical professionals in 18 locations in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Rincon, Baxley, Bluffton, Hilton Head, and Hinesville.

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(Savannah Family Therapists) Breast Cancer Therapy Course with Building Blocks Family Counseling in Pooler

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

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Making Lemonade: How to Make Lemonade When Cancer Gives You Lemons – a breast cancer therapy course with Building Blocks Family Counseling in Pooler.

4 Week Breast Cancer Group Therapy Course

Building Blocks Family Counseling in Pooler is offering a 4 week course for adults dealing with breast cancer and its effects on daily life. This course will offer strategies and tools for how to address the emotional piece to healing after a diagnosis.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice these coping skills in a therapeutic and safe environment.
Key areas that will be addressed:
The purpose of Emotions
Irrational versus Rational Thinking
Acceptance, and how to Get There
Being Present in Life’s Moments
Reconciling the Past and Facing the Future
Applying what we learn to Real Life and Live

Choose from two convenient time options:

Sept. 10th
Sept. 17th
Sept. 24th
Oct. 1st

Sept. 14th
Sept. 21st
Sept. 28th
Oct. 5th

For more information call 912-349-8043 or email:

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