Mammography services at the Cancer Clinics of North Texas are a vital component of comprehensive women’s healthcare and our commitment to providing top-quality care for our patients. These services encompass a range of diagnostic and screening options, with a mammogram being a central offering.
A mammogram is a specialized X-ray of the breast tissue, designed to detect and diagnose breast cancer. It is a non-invasive procedure where the breast is gently compressed between two plates, and a minimal amount of radiation is used to capture detailed images of the breast’s internal structures. These images, or mammograms, are then meticulously reviewed by experienced radiologists to identify any abnormalities, such as lumps, calcifications, or other subtle changes that may be indicative of breast cancer.
Early Detection is Vital
Breast cancer develops when cells in the breast begin to grow uncontrollably, forming a tumor. These tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Malignant tumors have the potential to spread to other parts of the body, making early detection and diagnosis crucial. While the exact causes of breast cancer are not always clear, factors such as genetics, hormonal imbalances, and environmental influences can contribute to its development. Regular breast self-exams, clinical breast exams, and mammography screenings are key tools in identifying breast cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages.
Here at The Urology Clinic of North Texas we have integrated mammography services as an integral part of our women’s health program, recognizing the significance of early detection in breast cancer management. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, and early detection remains the most effective strategy for improving treatment outcomes and increasing survival rates. Mammograms are a powerful tool in this regard, capable of identifying cancer long before any symptoms become apparent. Regular mammograms are recommended for women, typically starting at the age of 40, and may begin earlier if there is a family history of breast cancer.
Empowering Women to Proactively Manage their Breast Health
In addition to early detection, mammography services are essential for ongoing breast health monitoring. Regular screenings provide a baseline for future comparisons, enabling healthcare providers to identify any changes or abnormalities that may require further investigation. This continuity of care is part of our dedication to women’s well-being and breast health management.
These services provide women with the power to proactively manage their breast health. Regular mammograms offer not only life-saving potential but also peace of mind, fostering confidence and well-being. Click the button below to schedule your mammogram appointment!