Women in their 40s and older have an increased risk of breast cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends a mammogram every year, regardless of a woman’s health or family history. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast, which takes a picture of the breast tissue to screen for any abnormalities that might suggest cancer.
Your doctor may recommend that you start having mammograms at an earlier age if you have a higher risk of developing breast cancer due to family history or other factors. In addition, your doctor may recommend a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening. MRI scans use a magnet and radio waves to create a more detailed image of the breast.
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Digital mammography is a powerful tool for early detection of breast cancer at Artesia General Hospital. Our digital capabilities allow us to easily store many years’ worth of your mammograms. This allows your physician to compare images from past years to note any possibly significant changes. “If you catch breast cancer early, the outcome is so much better than waiting,” says Melissa Marquez, registered mammography technologist at Artesia General Hospital.
Artesia General Hospital is a Pink Ribbon Facility. Pink Ribbon Facilities are recognized as providing excellence in breast health, paired with exceptional commitment and support to the women of their communities.
Please call us today at 1.855.RAD.EXAM (723.3926) to make your screening appointment. We’ll help you stay on schedule.