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?
- Which screening tests are right for me?
- What are the benefits of screening?
- Do I have a higher risk for cancer?
- Additional questions about breast cancer.
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.