Did you know that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? That’s why it’s important to begin annual mammogram screenings at age 40. Regular mammograms are essential to early detection. In fact, with early detection, the five-year survival year for breast cancer is almost 100%. 3D mammography has proven to detect breast cancers 15 months earlier, reducing unnecessary call-backs by up to 40% and finding 41% more invasive cancers than conventional mammography alone.
At Lourdes Health, your breast health is important to us. Our caring team uses the latest technology – like 3D mammography – in a comfortable and welcoming environment to help you stay on top of your health and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing and being prepared.
What is 3D Mammography?
3D mammography is a type of digital mammography which uses advanced technology to take images of your breast from different angles and combine them to create a more complete and accurate image of your breast than is possible with regular 2D mammography. Exposure time and radiation exposure are the same in 3D as in 2D.
Why should I get a 3D Mammogram?
With 3D mammography providing a more complete and accurate image of your breast, we are able to detect breast cancer earlier and more effectively than with traditional 2D mammography. 3D mammography is particularly effective if you have dense breast tissue. And 3D mammography’s higher accuracy means less unnecessary return visits to the doctor for false positives that turn out to be non-cancerous.
How can I get a 3D Mammogram?
To schedule a 3D mammogram, give us a call at 509.546.2220.
As always, you should consult your primary care provider to determine the type and frequency of screenings that are best for you. If you need a primary care provider, call us at 509.699.7193 and we’ll get you connect to the right care.