Parkview Regional Hospital uses digital mammography to help distinguish harmless abnormalities from real tumors, leading to fewer callbacks and less anxiety. Every mammogram is read by a radiologist with advanced training in breast imaging.
Women should talk to their doctor about their risk for breast cancer and when to get screened. Screening can help detect breast cancer early when treatment can be more effective.
Ready to schedule your Mammogram? Call (254) 562-0408 ext. 1259 or submit a request form.
Nervous? That's normal.
It's pretty common to feel a little nervous about scheduling a mammogram, particularly if it's your first. Common concerns are the discomfort of the actual mammogram, and then waiting for the results. But with regular mammograms, doctors can detect small tumors at a much earlier stage – years before we can feel them – which significantly increases the opportunity for successful treatment.
Screenings for breast cancer save thousands of lives per year. Schedule your mammogram today.
Lowering the risk
Aside from getting a mammogram every year starting at 40, there are some other things you can do which may help lower your risk for breast cancer.
These steps include:
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- Regular exercise
- Limit alcohol use
- If you are over the age of 40, have an annual mammogram
Women who breast-feed their children for several months or do not use post-menopausal hormone therapy (PHT) may also reduce their breast cancer risk.
Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save thousands of lives each year, and that many more lives could be saved if even more women and their health care providers took advantage of these tests.