Importance of a Regular Mammogram

Women should have regular mammogram as a prevention and early detection tool for cancer. Even if you have no signs or symptoms of the disease, it’s best to check often and early. The earlier the disease is detected, the sooner you’ll be able to start treatment and hopefully stop the disease from advancing or spreading. Breast cancer screenings can significantly reduce the number of cancer-related deaths in women ranging from ages 40 to 74.

At Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center, it is our mission to save lives from the disease of breast cancer. Our medical team is dedicated to the prevention and early detection of breast cancer, so we can offer treatment options in our state-of-the-art medical facility. We offer mammogram screening in our office, as we as in our mobile mammography van that is active throughout the community. Contact Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center today to schedule your appointment.

What is a Mammogram? 

A mammogram is an x-ray picture of each breast used to detect lumps or masses that cannot be felt in a physical exam. Tiny deposits of calcium (microcalcifications) may be detected by a mammogram and could indicate a presence of cancer. Mammograms can reveal many different abnormalities associated with breast cancer including a thickening of the skin. Technicians will magnify a suspicious area, and this allows physicians to make an accurate diagnosis. If you have breast implants, it may be difficult to obtain a screening mammogram.

What are the Benefits of the Screening Mammograms? 

We recommend regular screening mammograms because there are so many benefits associated with them. The most important benefit of screening mammograms is early detection. There is so much that a person can do to remove and eliminate the spread of cancer at the early stages of the disease. The number of deaths from cancer can be reduced significantly in women over 50 with early detection screening mammograms.

There are all types of new technology available to help people detect breast cancer. From digital mammography to breast ultrasound technology, there’s a solution to fit every patient’s particular needs.

If you are unable to schedule your mammogram in our office, we offer a mobile mammography service that caters to your schedule. We bring our mobile mammography van out into the community to serve our patients where it’s convenient for them. Our mobile unit brings digital imaging mammograms to under-served areas, so that more women can benefit from early screenings.

Get Your Annual Mammogram

If you’re between 35 and 39, now is the time to schedule your first baseline mammogram. Once you obtain your baseline exam, you can continue getting an annual exam after the age of 40. It’s an excellent preventative medicine tool that has proven to be effective in the healthcare industry. Don’t forget to get your annual mammogram this year!