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Breast Care

Breast Care

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in American women, but with education and screenings, we can detect breast cancer early, when it is most treatable.

Breast Care

1301 S. Crismon Road
Mesa, AZ 85209
480-358-6450

The risk of breast cancer increases sharply with age, but you can improve your chances for early detection of breast cancer by adhering to these guidelines for good breast health:

  • Schedule regular, yearly mammograms. Most doctors recommend that you begin having yearly mammograms at age 40.
  • Have a clinical breast exam conducted by a health care professional every year.
  • If warning signs appear, such as pain, a lump you can feel, or nipple discharge, see your doctor immediately.
  • Talk with your doctor about other ways to reduce your risk, including proper diet and exercise.

A mammogram is a safe, low-dose X-ray that can detect irregularities in the breast, sometimes even before you or your doctor can feel a lump. In our Women’s Imaging Center, you’ll benefit from sophisticated digital mammography systems that improve your comfort, require less time and, most of all, enhance image quality to aid in the early detection of breast cancer. With digital mammography, doctors can view the X-ray on a computer screen, and can manipulate areas of concern to enlarge, brighten, and more closely study abnormalities. According to recent studies, digital mammography detects up to 28% more cancers in women 50 and younger and in women with dense breast tissue. Since there is no film to develop, exam times are shorter and follow-up tests are required less often. We also use the mammopad, a cushioned pad that will make your mammogram much more comfortable. A physician referral is required for mammograms.

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Top Tips for Healthy Breasts
Every woman’s experience with her breasts is similarly unique. While one person may have dramatic changes in the appearance and feel of her breasts over time related to menstrual cycle, pregnancy, birth control pills, age and weight changes, others may never be aware of symptoms. It helps to become comfortable with the appearance and feel of your own breasts so that you can be confident when there is a change you want to discuss with your doctor. If you feel a lump, don’t wait. Make the call.