Breast health is an important part of a woman’s overall health
One of the most important parts of breast health is screening otherwise-healthy women for breast cancer. At CMC’s Breast Care Center, we provide all women with comprehensive care for both benign and malignant breast disease. By empowering women with information and education, our patients partner with their providers in making decisions about their plan of care. Our entire team, from our fellowship-trained breast surgeon and chief of breast imaging to our technologists and nurse navigators, advocates for your breast health and well-being.
The Breast Care Center at CMC follows the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines for breast cancer screening for all our patients.
Recomended screening guidelines:
- Woman of average risk should start routine, annual mammograms at age 40.
- Women with increased risk, including those with dense breasts, may need to start screening prior to age 40 and may require imaging in addition to annual mammogram.
- Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health. The breast health specialists at CMC recommend that you discuss your risk factors with your healthcare provider and develop a screening plan that’s right for you. Early detection of breast cancer saves lives and mammograms often spot breast tumors before they can be seen or felt.
Trust the team at CMC’s Breast Care Center to provide compassionate care to meet your needs.