The team of mammography specialists at AHN breast care centers offers compassionate, quality care. They will walk you through the process, make you feel as comfortable as possible, and be there to support you the entire time.
All women over the age of 40 should receive a yearly mammogram. It’s also important that you know your other potential risk factors — like a history of breast cancer in your family — and share that with your care team. There are two main types of mammograms:
Our team of breast care specialists understands how uncomfortable, and oftentimes overwhelming, receiving a mammogram can be.
That’s why we put extra effort into making it easy to schedule your mammogram — offering convenient locations and appointment times. We’ll also do everything we can to make your screening as stress-free as possible.
We have over 20 Breast Care Centers — serving Pittsburgh, Erie, Grove City, Westfield, NY, and the surrounding areas.
It can be difficult finding time in your schedule for a mammogram. But with our early morning, evening, and weekend hours, you can easily fit a mammogram into your busy work and home schedules.
Our breast specialists use the most innovative tools to protect your health and detect disease. Depending on your circumstances, your care team may recommend one of these screenings or follow-up tests.
No one wants to hear the “c” word. Ever. But if your mammogram does come back with abnormalities, know that our team of doctors, nurses, clinicians, and counselors are here to offer support and guidance. We make it easier for you to get the best possible outcomes. And remember, early detection can go a long way in saving your life.
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Our doctors pioneer groundbreaking advances in cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatments for all kinds of cancers. These experts are respected leaders of national organizations with connections to world-class researchers. Learn more about breast cancer treatments.
Women over the age of 40 should receive a mammogram every year. If you have other risk factors, talk to your doctor.
Mammograms are uncomfortable, yes. But it’s important to remember that this quick, 20-minute screening could save your life. The long-term benefits of a mammogram far outweigh the short-term discomfort.
Doing routine self-exams can be key in detecting changes in your breast. While you should still get your yearly mammogram, doing a self-exam every month allows you to get to know your body better and detect changes. Here are a few steps to follow:
Reach out to your doctor immediately if you notice any changes.
The most common symptom of breast cancer is a lump or mass on the breast. That’s why it’s extremely important to schedule your yearly mammograms and complete routine self-exams. Other symptoms to look out for are:
Do not hesitate to call your provider immediately if you notice any of these symptoms. Early intervention is key to keeping you as healthy as possible.
Yes. Routine mammograms can detect abnormalities several months or even years before a lump is felt by hand. Make your health a priority and take advantage of early detection screenings.
Because swollen lymph nodes in the arm can show up on a mammogram as an abnormal finding, it is recommended that you delay having your ROUTINE SCREENING Mammogram until at least 4 weeks after your FINAL shot. Swollen lymph nodes due to the vaccine side effects could result in the need for further breast imaging or procedures.