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Mammography in Northern Virginia

Get Pink with Sentara: Schedule Your Annual Mammogram Today

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.

Sentara is a proven leader in breast health. From education and prevention to leading-edge treatments, patients benefit from resources throughout Sentara, including seven comprehensive breast centers in Virginia.

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A mammogram can often show tumors before they can be felt using a special type of low-dose X-ray.

Mammograms are recommended every year for women older than 40, younger women with symptoms of breast cancer, or those with a high risk for the disease.

All Sentara mammography sites use digital mammography. Sentara also offers a digital mobile mammography van for convenient appointments.

Do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam. These can appear on the mammogram as calcium spots.

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 locations

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Additional Resources:

Sentara Breast Centers

Sentara Cancer Network

Breast Cancer Care at Sentara

Medline Plus

American Cancer Society




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