Schedule your mammogram today!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so schedule your mammogram today! As women age, changes in breast tissue often occurs, many of which are normal and not a sign of breast cancer. But using mammography and other methods for early detection and diagnosis helps save thousands of lives each year.
Finding and treating breast cancer early is the best way to fight the disease. 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. After talking to their doctor, some women might choose to begin mammograms earlier than others. These include women who have a history of breast changes or a family history of breast cancer.
- 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.
Talk to your doctor about the type of mammogram that’s best for you.
Same-day appointments available
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. Call and make your appointment today. Call 612-672-1900 or 1-855-FAIRVIEW.
Fairview Clinics – Apple Valley
Fairview Clinics – Blaine
Fairview Clinics – Bloomington
Fairview Clinics – Bloomington Lake, Xerxes
Fairview Clinics – Brooklyn Park
Fairview Ridges Hospital, Breast Center
Fairview Clinics – Chaska
Fairview Clinics – Chisago City
Fairview Clinics – Eagan
Fairview Southdale Hospital, Breast Center
Fairview Clinics – Elk River
Fairview Clinics – Fridley
Fairview Clinics – Lakeville
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
Fairview Clinics – Pine City
Fairview Northland Medical Center
Fairview Clinics – Princeton
Fairview Clinics – Prior Lake
Fairview Clinics – Rush City
Fairview Clinics – Savage
Fairview Lakes Medical Center
Fairview Clinics – Wyoming