Schedule your mammogram today!

A lot of women put off scheduling a mammogram out of fear. You've likely heard the jokes about ways to prepare for a mammogram, but most women will admit a mammogram is not nearly as uncomfortable as they feared. 
As women age, changes in breast tissue often occur. Many of these changes are normal and not a sign of breast cancer, but the only way to know for sure is to get a screening. Mammograms help save thousands of lives each year and are nothing to fear. 

Below, a breast health expert shares simple tips to make a mammogram as comfortable as possible.

Schedule your mammogram
Fairview Breast Centers and mammography locations offer same-day screening appointments for mammograms. Screening mammograms don’t require a referral from your doctor; however, we’ll inform your primary-care physician of your results. Request an appointment below or call 612-672-1900.


All about mammograms
A mammogram is a breast X-ray to spot problems and help doctors decide overall breast health. You might be able to feel a breast lump that is about the size of a quarter, but a mammogram can often find a lump smaller than a pencil eraser. Using special equipment that presses the breast tissue, this test is fast and provides clear, high-quality X-ray images.

We recommend women develop a mammography plan with their care team by the age of 40. 

Types of mammograms
  • Screening mammograms are used to look for breast disease in women who don’t show any signs of breast problems. The exam generally takes 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Diagnostic mammograms are used when women have symptoms such as breast lumps, pain or discharge. Fairview Breast Centers and select Fairview sites provide diagnostic mammograms. A radiologist customizes the exam for each patient depending on symptoms and findings. A doctor’s referral is required for this type of mammogram.

If a mammogram does find cancer, Fairview has the experts and latest advances to help you beat the diagnosis. Read survivor stories here.

Fairview Breast Centers and mammogram locations

Apple Valley
Fairview Clinics – Apple Valley

Fairview Clinics – Bloomington
Fairview Clinics – Bloomington Lake, Xerxes

Brooklyn Park
Fairview Clinics – Brooklyn Park

Fairview Ridges Hospital, Breast Center

Chisago City
Fairview Clinics – Chisago City

Fairview Clinics – Eagan

Eden Prairie
Fairview Clinics — Eden Prairie

Fairview Southdale Hospital, Breast Center

Elk River
Fairview Clinics – Elk River

Fairview Clinics – Fridley

Fairview Clinics – Lakeville

Maple Grove
Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center, Breast Center

Fairview Clinics – Milaca

Fairview Clinics – Riverside
Fairview Clinics – Bloomington Lake, Minneapolis
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, Breast Center
Women's Health Specialists Clinic

North Branch
Fairview Clinics — North Branch

Pine City
Fairview Clinics – Pine City

Fairview Clinics – Princeton

Prior Lake
Fairview Clinics – Prior Lake

Rush City
Fairview Clinics – Rush City

Fairview Clinics – Savage

Fairview Lakes Medical Center
Fairview Clinics – Wyoming

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