Duke offers these tips to keep yourself healthy, year-round: The Breast Addressed
Duke Cancer Institute offers annual screening mammography services using the most advanced technology at six convenient locations throughout the Triangle (see below). Ask about same-day appointments and Saturday appointments.
The National Cancer Institute says women age 40 and older should have mammograms every one to two years. Women who are at higher than average risk of developing breast cancer should talk with their health care providers about whether to have mammograms before age 40 and how often to have them.
The National Cancer Institute also notes that women who examine their breasts visually and use correct techniques for breast-self exams have an advantage. If a person finds something irregular during a breast self-exam and checks with a doctor, then a mammogram can be scheduled to help identify what the lump or sensation may be.
In addition to annual screening mammography services, breast diagnostic imaging and interventional mammography are offered at the following locations: Duke Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Raleigh Outpatient Imaging Center, and Duke Regional Hospital. All of these facilities are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
If needed, our mammography patients have immediate access to the entire scope of the Duke Cancer Institute's Breast Oncology Program, which includes the most advanced breast imaging of all kinds, medical and surgical care, innovative clinical trials, supportive care for patients and their families, advanced plastic surgery techniques, and expertise in disease progression.
Here is what you can expect when you visit the Duke Cancer Center Mammography and Breast Imaging Suite:
For new or annual screening mammograms, call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule your own appointment at all of the following locations, including Duke Cancer Center: