A mammogram is an X-ray of the breasts, or mammary glands, to screen for or detect breast cancer. Many small tumors can be seen on a mammogram before they can be felt by you or your health care practitioner. Plus, breast cancer is most treatable when it’s found early.
We offer mammograms at least every two years for women between 40 and 49. We strongly encourage women to have a mammogram at least every two years between 50 and 74. After you turn 75, talk with your doctor about the right schedule for you.
And even better: Many of our facilities offer same-day mammograms. If you’re already in the facility, just go to the Radiology Department and ask how soon you can get a mammogram.
If you prefer an appointment, call your physician’s office. Find more resources and information on our online breast care center.
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