A mammogram may detect cancer long before symptoms appear. Because one in eight U.S. women will have a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in life, it’s especially important to make time for your mammogram.
Who Needs a Screening?
Many women with breast cancer have no symptoms, which makes screening even more important. The American College of Gynecologists recommendations for women of average risk (no personal or family history, or genetic predisposition):
Age 40-55 - annual mammogram
Age 55+ - option for mammogram every two years, or annually
If you think you may have higher than average risk for breast cancer, please talk with your doctor about recommendations for screenings and frequency. For example, the presence of certain genes like BRCA may put you at risk to get an especially aggressive
type of cancer at an early age. Know your risk for greater peace of mind.
Offering comprehensive imaging and treatment services
Discovering a lump in your breast is a scary experience. It often is nothing serious, but it is important to consult a professional. Doctors Hospital of Manteca offers:
A Breast Health Center offering services, from mammography to oncology treatment
A Women’s Imaging Center with some of the most advanced imaging procedures available to diagnose and treat breast conditions
Skilled surgeons qualified in advanced procedures, such as biopsies, breast reconstruction and breast-conserving mastectomies and lumpectomies
Support through the entire process, from diagnosis to recovery
Now, more than ever women have a better chance of survival after a breast cancer diagnosis. But early detection is key to a successful outcome. The Women’s Imaging Center features an all-female support staff to help you feel as comfortable as possible
during any procedure.
The Women’s Imaging Center is nationally recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence. This honor represents our commitment to provide the highest quality breast health care to patients in the
Mammograms are the most effective form of early detection for breast cancer. Because one in eight U.S. women will have a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in life, it’s especially important to make time for your mammogram.
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