Get screened for breast cancer

The American College of Radiology® and Society of Breast Imaging recommend that each woman talk with her doctor about her breast cancer risk no later than her 30th birthday. The American College of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging recommend a screening mammogram every year beginning at age 40.

In the United States, one in eight women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Breast cancer is sometimes found after symptoms appear, but many women with breast cancer have no symptoms. This is why regular breast cancer screening is so important.

Different tests can be used to look for and diagnose breast cancer. If your doctor finds an area of ​​concern on a screening test (a mammogram), or if you have symptoms that could mean breast cancer, you will need more tests to know for sure if it’s cancer.

Your peace of mind is important

From routine breast screening and advanced imaging to comprehensive resources for treatment and recovery, Mercyhealth is here to meet your breast health needs.

All Mercyhealth locations offer the highest level of skilled breast health professionals, along with the most advanced imaging equipment and techniques.

Ask your OB/GYN or primary care doctor for a referral for a mammogram. To schedule an appointment, call (888) 39-MERCY.

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