We want to be sure you are getting all the screenings you need to stay healthy. That's why our doctors spend time talking with you about regular breast self-exams and asking about your family history of breast cancer. This helps them determine when to begin your annual screening mammogram.
Early detection for breast cancer is important because early detection means early treatment and better outcomes. Women between the ages 25 and 39 should have a clinical exam, where your doctor will check your breasts for lumps or other changes, every one to three years. If you are 40 years or older, we recommend you get a clinical exam every year, along with a mammogram. However, your doctor may change these recommendations based risk factors.
There are many breast conditions that are not cancerous but still may require treatment. These include non-cancerous lumps or cysts. If lumps or cysts are found your doctor will discuss various treatment options with you.
Early detection of breast cancer means early treatment and better outcomes. This is why Banner Health is proactive about breast health. Your doctor may recommend breast screening exams or other diagnostic tests to help plan your treatment options.
If necessary you may be referred to one of our medical imaging centers for:
If breast cancer is found during a diagnostic screening, your doctor will discuss next steps with you. Our team of knowledgeable doctors and specialists will be by your side to provide comprehensive treatment options.
Depending on what is needed, your doctor may recommend:
Many of our hospitals offer classes and support groups to help you and your family during your treatment. And we will be here for you after treatment if you need follow up testing or additional therapies.
Whether you need annual health exams, breast and bone health screenings or specialty care, we are here for you. Our comprehensive women's health services are designed for all stages of your life from maternity to menopause and beyond.
Banner Health's hospitals, clinics and health centers offer all the care you need from preventive services such as annual exams to specialty services such as heart or cancer care.
Our specialized services include:
We also offer many classes and support groups for women such as prenatal, birthing and parenting classes, breastfeeding support, obstetric department tours, informative classes about cancer, support for caregivers and more. And we accept most insurances, so that is one less thing to worry about.