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Breast Cancer Screenings

Though we’re in the midst of a pandemic, there’s never been a better time to schedule a breast cancer screening appointment. As the second-most common cancer diagnosis among women, breast cancer effects many families across Maine and New Hampshire. That's why we’re taking every step possible to ensure patient safety during preventive screenings and care.

Mammograms and Breast Health

Keeping up with preventive care is one of the most effective ways to keep you on the right side of health. And, mammograms are the best tool for early breast cancer detection and treatment. Talk to your doctor about when you should start regular mammogram screenings. Your preventive care plan depends on your age, risk factors and personal preferences.

The Importance of Breast Cancer Screening

When to Get Screened

What questions should I ask my doctor about breast cancer screening?

What happens if they find something?

Further evaluation of potential breast cancer can be done with follow-up tests. Ultrasound may be used to better evaluate an abnormality. Your doctor may also recommend a biopsy to test the tissue for cancer cells. 

MaineHealth Breast Care Clinics

MaineHealth breast care clinics offer the full range of breast health services, including cancer detection, imaging, consultation and treatment.

Support and Resources

For additional information about support or assistance for screenings, visit the MaineHealth Access to Care page or the Maine CDC Breast and Cervical Health Program. If you have questions about the Maine CDC program, call 1-800-350-5180