The Women's Group
OBGYNs located in Pensacola, FL
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed among women. In an effort to diagnose women as soon as possible, our expert staff at The Women’s Group uses 3D mammography to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. If you live in or around Pensacola, Florida, call our offices for your exam today.
3D Mammography Q & A
What is a mammogram and is it painful?
Our providers use a mammogram, an x-ray of the breast, to look for evidence of breast cancer and investigates symptoms reported by the patient. Many women report that mammograms are slightly uncomfortable, though the discomfort is usually minor and brief.
Why do women need to get mammograms?
Since breast cancer is an extremely common and deadly cancer found in some women, having a regular mammogram allows our doctors to monitor the woman’s breast for any changes that could indicate cancer. Mammograms can catch cancer in its earliest stages. When caught earlier, cancer is easier to treat and cure.
When should a patient schedule her first mammogram?
Most patients begin regular mammograms at the age of 40. However, women with a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors begin mammograms at an earlier age. In addition, our staff at The Women’s Group recommends mammograms for younger women experiencing symptoms associated with breast cancer.
What do abnormal results mean?
Abnormal mammogram results don’t necessarily mean the woman has breast cancer. Instead, an abnormal result simply means that the radiologist saw something on the scan that didn’t look completely normal. Our staff at The Women’s Group investigates further to determine whether the issue is cancerous or benign.
What are the risks of a mammogram?
In some cases, mammograms don’t detect an existing cancer. The risks of false-negative results are higher in young women who have dense breasts. In other cases, mammograms may detect non-cancerous anomalies, which may needlessly upset the patient. Mammograms subject the woman to radiation, but the amount is so minimal and unlikely to cause significant tissue damage. Call or schedule your next mammogram appointment online at The Women’s Group. The practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.
Please call the office if you have questions regarding your health insurance.
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