A mammogram may detect cancer long before symptoms appear. Because one in eight U.S. women will have a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in life, it’s especially important to make time for your mammogram.

Who Needs a Screening?

Many women with breast cancer have no symptoms, which makes screening even more important. The American Cancer Society recommendations for women of average risk (no personal or family history, or genetic predisposition):

  • Age 40-44 - optional mammogram
  • Age 45-55 - annual mammogram
  • Age 55+ - option for mammogram every two years, or annually

If you think you may have higher than average risk for breast cancer, please talk with your doctor about recommendations for screenings and frequency. For example, the presence of certain genes like BRCA may put you at risk to get an especially aggressive type of cancer at an early age. Know your risk for greater peace of mind. 

Breast Cancer Screening

You are the best advocate for your health. By setting aside time now to see us, you could be saving yourself hours of hospital visits in the future. Breast cancer can strike without warning and early detection is the best way to improve your treatment outcomes.

We’ve established the Charleston Breast Center, a section of our hospital that’s completely devoted to caring for you and your breast health. The Charleston Breast Center provides mammograms and breast cancer screenings so that you can stay on top of your health. We utilize the latest advanced technology so that we have the greatest chance of detection. 

If you are interested in setting up an appointment with us, give us a call at (843) 416-6067.

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