Banner Health hospitals provide a wide range of services to support good breast health for women, including mammography and other breast imaging services and educational programs and support groups.
With early detection, breast cancer can be cured. The best way to do this is through a combination of regular breast exams and mammography.
American Cancer Society guidelines (your provider may recomend additional screening based on your personal risk factors).
For ages 40 and up:
For ages 20-39
Common types of screening procedures used in breast exams:
- Breast Ultrasound -- Uses sound waves to diagnose whether a lump or mass is cystic or solid. May also be used for ultrasound guided procedures.
- Mammography -- An X-ray of the breast used for screening or diagnosis. It finds tumors too small to be detected in a physical exam by your doctor.
- Screening mammography -- For women with no current breast problems. Results will be mailed to you and your health care provider.
- Diagnostic mammography -- For women with breast-related problems. You will receive immediate results from a certified mammography radiologist.
Breast imaging services also include:
- Stereotactic Breast Biopsy (Mammotome)
- Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
- Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
- Cyst Aspiration
- Pre-Operative Needle Localization.
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