A mammogram significantly reduces your risk for breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. If you’re in your 40s, it’s time to contact the highly qualified multidisciplinary obstetrics and gynecology team at Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare about a mammogram. The practice offers screening and diagnostic mammograms in a comfortable, patient-centric setting. Find out if it’s time for your mammogram today by scheduling a consultation online or by calling one of the convenient locations in Fayetteville, Newnan, and Stockbridge, Georgia.
A mammogram is a screening test to look for changes in your breast tissue. A mammogram allows your doctor to catch breast cancer early and identify other possible issues that affect your health.
Mammograms use low-dose X-rays to create digital images of structures inside your breasts. Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare offers mammograms onsite and refers you to specialists for additional care, as necessary.
You’ll typically undergo a screening mammogram or diagnostic mammogram. Your doctor advises you about which type you need. Sometimes you need both.
Looks for signs of breast cancer by taking pictures of each breast from at least two different angles. This type of mammogram is generally recommended when you don’t have any breast symptoms or problems.
A more extensive mammogram performed when your doctor observes certain breast symptoms during a screening mammogram. This type of mammogram often involves taking images of your breast from additional angles.
Before your mammogram, you’ll be asked to avoid using lotion or applying deodorant. Both interfere with the scan.
When you arrive at Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare for your mammogram, here’s what you can expect to happen:
You can expect your mammogram to take 20 minutes or less.
Your mammogram shows signs of breast cancer along with other structures and masses. These include:
If you’ve had a mammogram before, your doctor at Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare compares the previous images to the current picture to detect changes.
After your mammogram, your doctor advises you if you require follow-up testing. You may be referred to a facility that provides breast ultrasounds or to a breast specialist.
If you’re due for a mammogram, take charge of your health today by booking a consultation online or calling Southern Crescent Women's HealthCare.