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Mammograms and your breast health

Getting a mammogram is one of the most important steps you can take to stay ahead of breast cancer. Early detection is key, and a mammogram can detest breast cancer long before any symptoms can appear. By staying ahead of the game and scheduling your mammogram today, you're taking control of your health and ensuring that you catch any potential problems early on. This means you have a much higher chance of successful treatment and recovery.

Getting a mammogram is a proactive and preventative measure that could save your life. So don't wait – stay ahead of the game and schedule your mammogram today.

Learn more about what to expect during a mammogram with this quick 5 minute video.

Mammograms are important health screenings

A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast that is taken with a special machine. It helps identify any breast cancer concerns before someone experiences symptoms, allowing diagnosis and treatment to begin as soon as possible.

In addition to monthly self-exams, experts recommend that most women begin regular breast cancer screenings at age 40 or earlier if you have a family history of breast cancer or other risk factors.

In some cases, women with a high risk for developing breast cancer need to start screening earlier. The American Cancer Society (ACR) recommend that all women, especially African American women and women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, be evaluated for breast cancer risk by age 30. At that point, higher-risk women can be identified and screened earlier as needed.

It’s also recommended that transgender folks who retain native breast tissue or who have received breast enhancing hormones should begin screening at age 40.

LCMC Health makes mammograms easy

While it may seem like just another errand on your to do list, mammogram exams can be surprisingly quick and easy.

With our state-of-the-art machines, convenient locations, and trained, knowledgeable staff, we strive to make your screening as simple and painless as possible. Some of our locations even offer nurse navigators, who can help make sure your scheduling process and exam runs smoothly.

Ready to schedule your mammogram? Call us today to schedule an appointment at one of our locations:

LCMC Health Ridgelake Health Center
2121 Ridgelake Dr., 1st Floor, Metairie, LA 70001

East Jefferson General Hospital Breast Care Center
4200 Houma Blvd., 2nd Floor, Metairie, LA 70006

Touro Breast Care Center
2929 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115

Touro Imaging Center & Women's Imaging Center
2929 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115

Touro Prytania Imaging Center
3437 Prytania St., New Orleans, LA 70115

New Orleans East Hospital Imaging Center
5620 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127

University Medical Center Imaging Center
2000 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70112

West Jefferson Medical Center Women's Imaging and Breast Care Center
4521 Westbank Expy, Marrero, LA 70072