Mammography at The Woman's Center
Your life could depend upon detecting breast cancer early. While women do not die directly from cancer in the breast, they do die from undetected breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. With early detection and today's medical knowledge, nearly 90% of these precious lives can be saved. One out of every eight women are affected by breast cancer, yet only one-third of the women who should receive a mammogram annually actually do.
A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. A machine designed especially for breast examinations is used, and the radiation is about the same amount as that used for a dental X-ray. Mammography can locate a breast lump smaller than a pea one that might not be felt on physical exam for as long as seven years. It is considered the best method for early detection of breast cancer.
If discomfort is a reason you don’t have a mammogram as often as you should, The Woman’s Center has good news for you. Our FDA-cleared Woman’s Touch MammoPad™ is designed to make having a mammogram softer, warmer and more comfortable. Invisible to X-rays, the MammoPad doesn’t interfere with the image quality of the mammogram yet eases the discomfort many women feel.
For more information, contact The Woman's Center at 765-453-8099 or see our list of services.