Women’s Health and Menopause Center encourages our patients to schedule a 3-D mammography appointment. A preventative 3-D mammogram is one of the best tools we currently have to screen for changes. A baseline mammogram is recommended around the age of 35 if you have no family history. If you do have a family history of breast cancer, your baseline mammogram will be completed at a younger age. We need a baseline mammogram to provide a comparison view, so that we can see what’s normal for you and detect changes as you age. At age 40, we recommend all women to receive a yearly 3-D mammogram.
As a reminder, if you notice any changes in your breasts no matter your age, contact us and make an appointment. Don’t let this go until your next annual exam. We can take a look and order additional testing as needed.