Mammography is an important tool in the fight against breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among American women, except for skin cancer. Approximately one in eight women may develop invasive breast cancer at some time during her life.
An annual screening mammogram doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is the only Certified Softer Mammogram Provider in East Dallas that uses the MammoPad®, a soft foam cushion that decreases overall discomfort. The radiolucent breast cushion’s grip-like surface helps hold breast tissue in place to ensure optimal breast positioning, resulting in a better image. Clinical studies have shown that the MammoPad reduced breast pain by nearly 50 percent compared to what it would have been without a pad or pain medication.
We also use computer-aided detection (CAD) with mammograms. This system takes the digitized image of the breast and uses special software to look for problem areas such as calcification, masses or areas that are denser than surrounding tissue. When a problem area is detected, the computer highlights that area so the radiologist can take a closer look.
As an added bonus, patients who have a screening mammogram at the Women’s Imaging Center of Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake before December 31, 2013 will receive a free tote bag*. Women over age 40 can schedule their mammogram without a doctor’s referral. This type of mammogram does not take much time and only needs to be done once a year for women over 40, as recommended by the ACS, and every two years for women aged 50 to 74, as suggested by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Call 214-324-6220 to schedule your mammogram today.
*$6.00 retail value. No cash value. Offer good while supplies last.
MammoPad is a registered trademark of Hologic, Inc.
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
9400 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX 75218