Healthy breasts begin with a mammogram
Screening mammograms detect abnormalities when they are too small to feel. Breast cancer doesn't normally show symptoms in its earliest stages. With regular mammograms, breast cancer is more likely treatable when caught early and mammograms can even detect some forms of pre-cancer before the development of a tumor.
All women should talk with their health care provider about the appropriate timing for screening mammograms, especially women who are age 40 or at high-risk. A schedule will be based upon your individual health. At age 40, any woman may wish to begin regular screening mammograms. By age 45, women should have a screening mammogram and continue to have one at least every other year.
Types of screening mammograms
According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 80 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history.
Prevea Health offers both digital technology and digital technology with 3-D enhancements. Talk to your provider to determine which option is best for you.
Mammography on the move
Prevea also offers screening mammograms on a mobile mammography unit, providing all the comforts of a traditional health center closer to home. The mobile unit houses both digital technology and digital technology with 3-D enhancements, is staffed by registered mammography technologists and is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The mobile mammography unit visits the locations listed below various times each month, Monday - Friday. To find when it will be at a location near you or schedule an appointment call (920) 496-4789 or (888) 272-3832.