Mammograms to Screen for Breast Cancer
Mammograms are a necessary screening tool in the fight against breast cancer, but let’s face it, they can involve discomfort. That’s why many women avoid them. However, scheduling an annual mammogram is one of the most important appointments you can make. Why? According to the American Cancer Society, 1 in 8 women will face breast cancer in their lifetime. When detected early, the 5-year survival rate is 98%.
With the latest 3D imaging systems, our patients receive the most detailed diagnostics possible with significantly less pain and discomfort. 3D mammography, or digital breast tomosynthesis, helps doctors find small tumors that may not be clearly visible with 2D mammography. Screening with 3D mammography detects up to 40% more invasive cancers, allowing earlier diagnosis and treatment. In the hands of our skilled team, we can provide a fast and accurate diagnosis, all in a comfortable, relaxed environment. Talk to your doctor to see if a 3D Mammogram makes sense for you.
3D Mammograms, Greater Precision, Less Discomfort
Diagnosing and Treating Breast Cancer
We encourage women age 40 and older to get an annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer. Our radiologists are skilled in breast imaging and procedures for detecting breast cancer. If additional procedures such as stereotactic breast biopsy, breast MRI, or breast ultrasound are necessary, our team will be there to guide you through. Your provider will review the results with you and if breast cancer is detected, you will be referred for treatment to one of our trusted providers.
Breast Cancer Risk
Understanding your family history is the first step to knowing your risk of breast cancer. Your provider can help you understand the family traits and your health behaviors that influence your risk of breast cancer.