Whether you need a routine cancer screening or a diagnostic mammogram to evaluate changes in breast tissue, you’ll receive attentive, compassionate care at AHN Breast Care Centers. We offer:
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If you have a questionable test result, you meet with a breast specialist to discuss options. Our team of doctors, nurses, clinicians, and counselors are here for support and guidance. We make it easier for you to get the best possible outcome.
At AHN, you receive a fast, accurate diagnosis and a quick start to treatment. Your options may include novel therapies only available in clinical trials. Learn more about breast cancer treatments.
Experts agree that getting a high-quality screening mammogram and having a clinical breast exam (an exam done by a health care provider) on a regular basis are the most effective ways to detect breast cancer early. Mammography can actually help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer in women ages 40 to 70.
Mammogram screening, commonly referred to as a routine mammogram, can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. Screening mammography generally begins at age 40.
As with any screening test, screening mammograms have both benefits and limitations. For example, some cancers cannot be detected by a screening mammogram, but may be found by a clinical breast exam.
Diagnostic mammograms are used to check for breast cancer after a sign or symptom of the disease has been found. Symptoms of breast cancer can include breast pain, thickening of the skin, nipple discharge or a change in the size or shape of the breast.
Diagnostic mammograms can also be used to evaluate changes found during a screening mammogram or to view breast tissue when it is difficult to obtain a screening mammogram because of special circumstances, such as the presence of breast implants.
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