You know that early diagnosis of breast cancer is critical to survival. So why are you waiting to get your mammogram?
Quick, easy and accurate...that's what a mammogram should be. That's why CAMC offers many convenient locations where women can get a mammogram that's quick and more advanced than ever before.
CAMC's Imaging Centers in Kanawha City and Southridge, the Breast Center at Women and Children's Hospital, and Teays Valley Hospital all provide state-of-the-art digital technology and experienced care. Most importantly, you can rest assured that if anything out of the ordinary is detected we are prepared to take care of you with a full spectrum of cancer care, from diagnosis through treatment and recovery.
Our board certified radiologists, registered radiologic technologists and professional staff are committed to providing you with the best care available. Our comprehensive services include*:
- Breast Biopsy (minimally invasive)
- Breast Ultrasound
- Computed Radiology
- Digital Mammography
- Digital X-ray
- MRI Breast Imaging
*Services vary by location
American Cancer Society recommendations for early breast cancer detection
- Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year, and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.
- Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a periodic (regular) health exam by a health professional, preferably every 3 years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health professional every year.
- Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s. Women should be told about the benefits and limitations of BSE. Women should report any breast changes to their health professional right away.
Women at high risk (about 20% or greater lifetime risk based on family history or history of prior treatment with radiation) should get an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and a mammogram every year beginning at age 30. Women at moderately increased risk (15% to 20% lifetime risk) should talk with their doctor about the benefits and limitations of adding MRI screening to their yearly mammogram.