Women age 40 or over should have a yearly mammogram to check for abnormalities or lumps that may indicate early stages of breast cancer. Mammograms can see cancerous lesions earlier than they can be detected with a self-exam. Other factors, such as a family history of premenopausal breast cancer or genetic predisposition to breast cancer may require women to start mammograms at an earlier age.
Mammograms are performed at an outside imaging center of your choice (check with your insurance carrier). Once we provide you with an order for your mammogram, you may call the your imaging center of choice to schedule your appointment. Once your results come in, we will schedule your appointment with us to discuss the mammogram.