The breast cancer physicians of the Sentara Cancer Network urge women to schedule yearly mammograms beginning at age 40.Digital Mammograms are especially helpful in detecting breast cancer early for women who:Are under then age of 50. Are pre-menopausal or early stages of menopause.Have dense breasts. Radiologists look at your X-rays for breast changes that do not look normal and for differences in each breast. They will compare your past mammograms. Doctors also look for lumps and calcifications.
Facts about Mammography
Mammography is considered an invaluable tool against breast cancer, one of the most deadly type of cancer in women. Sentara breast care centers offer a calm, patient-centered environment to make breast healthcare as easy and comfortable as possible. Sentara’s multi-disciplinary approach reassures patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer that a team of nationally recognized breast care experts is reviewing their care.
Save time on the day of your appointment. Print and complete the Mammogram Questionnaire (PDF) in advance and bring it along to your appointment.More About Mammograms:How does a mammogram work?Mammogram locationsSchedule an appointment
Additional Resources:Sentara Breast CentersSentara Cancer NetworkBreast Cancer Care at Sentara Medline PlusAmerican Cancer Society