Breast Center Update

Breast cancer screenings are top-of-mind at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest and for our supporters in the Waco community.

Mr. McLane received the Founder’s Award in a ceremony on April 6, 2023.

Breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, is in high demand in the Breast Center at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest in Waco. Building on traditional 2D mammography, breast tomosynthesis uses a series of two-dimensional  images to build a three-dimensional model of the breast.

While 3D mammograms are especially beneficial to those who have dense breast tissue or who are at high risk for breast cancer, many women who do not meet those guidelines request it anyway, says Michelle Wilson, RT (R) (M), manager for the Breast Center.

“Many of our patients are extremely educated on the benefits of 3D mammograms, so the demand is great, especially as Waco continues to grow,” Ms. Wilson says.

Currently, the team provides both 2D and 3D mammograms for 65 to 80 patients per day  and has extended its hours to meet patients’ needs.

“Our patients seen in the Breast Center also undergo a quick family history survey to see if they meet criteria for genetic screening and if they may be at high risk for developing breast cancer,” Ms. Wilson says. “This program is changing and saving ladies’ lives in just the quick 10 minutes it takes to get a mammogram. We are so proud that it has continued to grow and make a difference.”

To learn how you can help, contact Jeremy Ksionda at or 254-202-9553.


Thank you to our community supporters!

Bird Kultgen Ford

For the third straight year, Bird Kultgen Ford teamed up with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Hillcrest to offer free mammograms to uninsured or under-insured women in the Waco community during the October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of its 86th anniversary, Bird Kultgen covered the costs of 86 mammograms in 2022 by donating a portion of proceeds from care sales and oil changes. Since their campaign began, Bird Kultgen has helped more than 250 women receive breast cancer screenings that have ultimately saved lives. Thank you, Bird Kultgen Ford!

Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q

Rudy’s hosted its annual “Cup for a Cause” fundraiser in October, donating one dollar for every drink sold in its special pink cups to organizations fighting breast cancer. In 2022, Rudy’s donated over $15,700 to Baylor Scott & White in Waco for breast cancer services and equipment. Since its campaign began in 2015, Rudy’s has donated more than $121,500 to our cancer center in Waco. Thank you, Rudy’s!

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