The quality of care and information you receive is important to us. Our healthcare professionals are available to answer your questions at 786-375-6600. Want to learn more? Review the topics and trusted online resources below. Select a link to learn more about a specific subject.
Q&A from our Staff
What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for signs of breast cancer. -Dr. Carrie Horst
What happens if my mammogram is normal?
Continue to get regular mammograms. Mammograms work best when they can be compared with previous ones, so your doctor can look for changes in your breasts. -Dr. Lisa Esserman
When should I get a mammogram?
Women should have their first mammogram at age 40 and then have another mammogram every year. -Dr. Carrie Horst
What are signs and symptoms of breast cancer?
The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A painless, hard mass that has irregular edges is more likely to be cancerous, but breast cancers can be tender, soft, or rounded. -Dr. Lisa Esserman
- Mammogram Mayo Foundation for Clinical Education and Research.
- Mammography American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America
- Frequently Asked Questions about Digital Mammography
- Breast Ultrasound MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
- Stereotactic (Mammographically Guided) Breast Biopsy
- Mammogram Patient Education Institute – Also available in Spanish
- What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer Screenings WDSU News Channel – Youtube
- Breast Tissue Biopsy Nucleus Animation – Youtube
- Factors Influencing Declines in Breast Cancer Mortality National Cancer Institute
- Faster Tumor Growth Rate Proof Younger Women Need Yearly Mammograms American Cancer Society
- Mammogram Recall Rates After Stopping Hormone Therapy American College of Physicians – PDF
- Study Shows Mammography Reminders Work American Cancer Society