Doctor Janet Muhich, breast surgeon and Medical Director of the Lourdes Breast Care Center is on the April 29 edition of the weekly, local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up as the Center has been accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.

Dr. Muhich says there is a long list of requirements to be met to gain accreditation, which is important for demonstrating to patients and health care providers the level of care available at the local center.

Even between reviews, Muhich says Lourdes does its own evaluations to make sure all the standards are being kept.

Dr. Muhich also talks about some of the advances in imaging, diagnosis and care for breast health and the importance of getting screened at appropriate times.

Residents should contact their own provider for more information on the timing of screenings and other issues that may play into early detection, such as dense breast tissue.

Information about the Lourdes Breast Care Center can be found at www.lourdes.com.

Southern Tier Close Up can be heard Sunday at 6am on 99.1 The Whale.