Video: Importance of breast health and screenings
There are many tests and exams that go along with taking care of your breasts and those tests are essential for breast health. At Bend Memorial Clinic, we believe it is important that a woman become familiar with her breasts in order to identify breast abnormalities or changes. We also believe clinical breast exams performed by a health care provider are important. Our recommendation for mammography in the standard risk patient is annually beginning at age 40 and continuing as long as the patient is considered generally healthy, which aligns with the NCCN guideline.
If you have questions about screening mammograms or have a family history of breast cancer, talk to your doctor and learn what’s right for you based on your individual risk. It’s important that the two of you work together to develop a screening plan. Patients with a family history of breast cancer who want to discuss screening and risk reduction can also make an appointment with Oncologist Heather West, our breast cancer specialist.
3D Mammography is here!
3D Mammography is an extraordinary breakthrough in cancer screening and detection. Our new 3D breast tomosynthesis system delivers greater clarity, more certainty and is bringing a new dimension to breast health. This innovative new technology allows Radiologists to see breast tissue detail in a way never before possible to help find breast cancer at its earliest stages, when it is most treatable. And, it has been proven to reduce the need for follow-up breast exams.
Your good health is our top priority. We have recently joined an elite group of facilities across the country that share an important commitment to raising the standard of care for every patient. We are proud to be recognized as a certified Pink Ribbon Facility.
Call us today to learn more and to schedule your 3D mammogram at 541-382-4900.