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    3D Mammography

You fit manicures into your schedule because, “It’s important.”

This is so much more important.

Schedule your 3D mammogram.
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Sure looking good is important. But being healthy is even more important. And a screening mammogram takes less time than an average manicure.

If you’ve been putting off a mammogram because you don’t have the time, we say, “No More Excuses.” Mammograms are fast, easy to schedule and they could save your life.

And, we offer 3D mammography (often with same-day and next-day appointments). We work to make scheduling easy and offer appointments Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

When is it time for a Mammogram?

The American Cancer Society (ACS) updated it guidelines for breast cancer screening in 2015. The ACS suggests this timetable for screening mammograms in women with an average breast cancer risk:

  • Women age 40 through 44, can choose to have an annual mammogram. Speak with your physician about the benefits and any potential risks to see if screening is right for you.
  • Women age 45 to 55, should have a mammogram every year.
  • Women age 55 or older, can switch to mammograms every other year, or, if you prefer, you can continue having annual screenings

It's important to know if you are at risk for breast cancer due to reasons like heredity, overall health or other factors. Women who have a higher-than-average risk of breast cancer may need earlier, more frequent or additional screenings. Criteria that may place you in a higher-risk category may include:

  • Carrying a genetic mutation, such as a BRCA mutation, or having a first-degree relative with a BRCA mutation
  • Having radiation therapy to the chest area during your preteen, teen or young adult years
  • >> Find other risk factors here.

In these cases, physicians may recommend a mammogram and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) every year. Talk with your doctor about your individual screening needs and any preventive strategies that may minimize your risk. 

Here's what the American Cancer Society says about 3D Mammograms:

"A newer type of mammogram is known as breast tomosynthesis or 3D mammography. For this, the breast is compressed once and a machine takes many low-dose x-rays as it moves over the breast. A computer then puts the images together into a 3-dimensional picture. This uses more radiation than most standard 2-view mammograms, but it may allow doctors to see the breast tissues more clearly. Some studies have suggested it might lower the chance of being called back for follow-up testing. It may also be able to find more cancers. But not all health insurances cover tomosynthesis." Read more here.

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