breast health services
Women's breasts are always changing. They change during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause.
Along with these normal changes, problems can arise. It is important for women to be aware of any changes in their breasts. Tools such as self breast exams and screening mammograms can help detect breast cancer before it has progressed.
Getting an annual mammogram — starting at age 40 — is one of the only three defenses women have against breast cancer today. Regular breast self exams and an annual clinical exam performed by your doctor also aid in early detection.
We've expanded our breast health services. In addition to screening mammography, we’re now able to 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 perform breast biopsies when needed. All of this can now be done in the comfort of surroundings familiar to you, right here at Virginia Women's Center.
We’re partnering with Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg. Their board certified, specialty trained breast radiologists will be on site — 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.
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