Breast Cancer Screening
Breast cancer screening tests check for signs of disease before you experience symptoms. The earlier we find and treat breast cancer, the better our chances for beating it. Our doctors use advanced technology for precise results.
We provide the latest breast cancer screening tests in locations close to home. From initial imaging to breast cancer genetic testing, you receive a thorough evaluation with compassionate care.
Who Needs Breast Cancer Screening?
All women are at risk of getting breast cancer, and the risk increases with age. While all women should get annual mammograms starting at age 45, some should consider additional breast cancer screening earlier if they have:
- A known mutation (abnormalities) in certain genes, including BRCA1, BRCA2, p53, PTEN and CHEK2
- One (at minimum) first-degree relative (parent, sibling or child) with breast cancer or known genetic mutations as listed above
- Prior exposure to high-dose radiation, particularly around the chest and before age 30
- Personal history of breast cancer
- Personal history of certain noncancerous (benign conditions) such as ductal carcinoma in situ, lobular carcinoma in situ, and breast atypia (changes in breast cells)
Learn more about breast cancer risk factors.
What to Expect With Breast Cancer Screening
Before your first visit, we send you a health questionnaire that asks about you and your family’s health history. With this information, we can understand your breast cancer risk and recommend additional tests, including:
- Mammogram, including 2D and 3D mammogram screening and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that can help detect and diagnose breast cancer earlier
- Breast ultrasound, using high-frequency sound waves to create an image of your breast tissue
- Breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), which uses powerful magnets and radio waves to produce details pictures of your breast
- Breast cancer genetic testing, including BRCA tests
- Breast biopsy, which allows us to gather some tissues to analyze under a microscope
If you have an abnormal mammogram or need more tests, we pair you with a breast care navigator who stays with you throughout your journey.