breast health services
Your breasts are always changing. It's normal for them to change during your period, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause.
But, it is important for you to recognize any unusual changes. Tools such as regular self breast exams, annual clinical exams performed by your doctor, and screening mammograms can help detect breast cancer.
Virginia Women's Center offers complete breast health services in the comfort of surroundings familar to you. In addition to screening mammography, we offer mammography for breast cancer survivors and patients with breast implants. We can also perform diagnostic mammography and breast ultrasounds for women with breast issues. And, if needed, we're able to perform breast biopsies.
We’re partnering with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg. Their board certified radiologists are dedicated breast experts.They focus solely on breast imaging. They'll be onsite at Virginia Women's Center to review all mammograms, breast ultrasounds and perform breast biopsies. And, if they find anything of concern, we’re right here to help you with any additional breast health needs or consultations.
what is a screening mammogram?
Screening mammograms are x-rays of the breast for women who don't have any symptoms. We recommend annual screening mammograms for women 40 and over and for younger women with risk factors for breast cancer.
what is a diagnostic mammogram?
If a mass or other sign or symptom is found during a self exam or by your provider, you'll be referred for a diagnostic mammogram. If your screening mammogram identifies a possible abnormality you'll also get a referral.
what to expect?
Virginia Women's Center makes this easy by offering annual mammograms at three of our locations: John Rolfe Commons, Mechanicsville and Henrico Doctors'. And, starting in late May, our Midlothian/St. Francis location will offer screening mammograms as well.
- What to expect during your first mammogram
- Do I still need a mammogram every year?
- Debunking the myths of mammography
- Breast problems
- Breast changes and when to call your health care provider
- Breast self-awareness
- Understanding breast density