Screening

Early Detection Can Save Lives

An annual screening can find breast cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage. Our breast radiologists, certified mammographers and genetic counselors all work with one goal in mind – protecting your breast health.

A mammogram, the most common screening method, is a convenient option that takes only a few moments. Make your health matter by scheduling a mammogram today.

 

Mammography

A screening mammogram is a safe, low-dose X-ray. This diagnostic tool can catch early signs of breast cancer, sometimes before you can even feel a lump. The earlier we can catch cancer, the more treatable it can be.

Sanford Health recommends annual mammograms starting at age 40. Your team will work with you to create a personal prevention plan.

Schedule a Mammogram

When scheduling a screening, let us know if:

  • You’ve noticed any changes in your breasts.
  • You have difficulty standing. We can arrange for you to sit during your mammogram.
  • You have breast implants. Implants can hide some breast irregularities, so we’ll schedule your appointment with a technologist and radiologist experienced in X-raying women with breast implants.

Learn more about mammography

If we catch an irregularity, you’re in good hands. We offer a variety of additional screening and diagnostic services:

  • Breast ultrasound. A diagnostic tool that can detect breast cancer earlier –even in women with dense breast tissue.
  • Breast MRI. MRIs provide insights into your overall breast health and can spot cancer at its most treatable stage.
  • Breast biopsy. By examining a small sample of your cells, experts can get answers about your breast health.
  • DEXA bone scans. Cancer survivors are at an increased risk of osteoporosis. Bone scans can catch bone density loss early.

Genetic Counseling

Certain genetic mutations can affect your breast cancer risk. Edith Sanford Breast Center offers genetic testing and counseling to determine if you’re at a higher risk.

Knowing your genetics empowers you to get personalized screening, care and treatment plans.

Learn more about genetics and breast cancer.

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