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Having your annual screening mammogram doesn’t have to rank up there with going to the dentist to get a tooth pulled, or seeing your eye doctor to have your eyes dilated. Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is a Certified Softer Mammogram Provider that uses the MammoPad®, a soft foam cushion that decreases overall discomfort and is designed to provide a softer, more comfortable mammogram. 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 medication1.

The MammoPad is a radiolucent breast cushion that is placed on the surface of the image detector. This soft, foam pad does not compromise the high level of image quality necessary for a routine mammogram or require higher radiation doses during the mammogram. The cushion’s grip-like surface can help hold breast tissue in place to ensure optimal breast positioning resulting in a better image.

Mammograms are 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 cancer2. Approximately one woman in eight has a chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time during her life2.

At Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, women over the age of 40 can schedule their own screening mammogram without a referral from their primary care physician. 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. Convenient evening and weekend hours are available for appointments.

MammoPad is a registered trademark of Hologic, Inc.

The USPSTF recommends biennial screening mammography for women aged 50 to 74 years

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15239794 
  2. http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/breast-cancer-key-statistics

Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
9400 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX 75218
214 324-6100

www.doctorshospitaldallas.com

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