A mammogram is an important test that can help safeguard a woman's health. The test can be used to check for signs of breast cancer or—along with biopsy—to help diagnose cancer or another breast disease. View a video highlighting our mammography services.
At ValleyCare Health System, we are committed to providing women who need mammograms with the latest technology in a comfortable environment. Our expertise has resulted in the designation of ValleyCare as a Center of Excellence for Breast Imaging by the American College of Radiology and has received full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers administered by the American College of Surgeons.
ValleyCare provides the latest in digital mammography at both the Women's Imaging Center in Pleasanton and at the ValleyCare Medical Plaza on the Livermore campus.
Who Should Get a Routine Screening Mammogram?
An annual mammogram is recommended for:
- Women in their 40s or older
- Women of any age with a history of breast cancer
- Women of any age who are at an increased risk for breast cancer. Women are at increased risk if they have lumpy breasts, haven't been pregnant, had a first pregnancy after age 30, have a genetic susceptibility to breast cancer or have a family history of breast cancer.
Find out how a mammogram is performed.
A new state law now requires health care providers to notify women when their screening mammogram shows dense breasts beginning April 1, 2013. For information or to learn more about dense breasts, visit www.breastdensity.info/
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