Breast Health and Mammogram

Mammograms are X-ray images designed to detect tumors and other abnormalities in breast tissue. Mammography screening plays a key role in early breast cancer detection. That’s why most medical organizations recommend annual breast exams and mammograms beginning at age 40. However, women with a high risk of breast cancer may benefit by beginning screening mammograms before age 40. Talk to your primary care provider about evaluating your individual risk of breast cancer.

If you’re not sure whether you need a mammogram, talk to your primary care provider or OB/GYN. And if you find a lump in your breast or have another concern, always start with your provider first.

Types of screening

Norton Healthcare has up-to-date breast screening technologies available for breast cancer screenings. If you don’t know which type of mammogram is best for you, or if it’s possible you are pregnant, call (502) 259-7465 to speak with a breast health navigator.

Screening mammogram. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast and generally is recommended for women who have no signs of or family history of breast cancer. It usually involves two or three X-rays of each breast. A screening mammogram is a routine test to find any tumors that cannot be felt.

3-D mammogram or tomosynthesis (TOMO). This state-of-the-art test is much like a screening mammogram but provides 3-D images that make it highly effective in finding abnormalities in breast tissue. This test may be more effective than a regular mammogram for women with dense breast tissue or women who are at high risk for breast cancer. This screening may have a cost that is not covered by insurance.

The care you need, when you need it

Online scheduling

For your convenience, we offer online scheduling at the location you choose. To schedule your mammogram, visit NortonHealthcare.com/Mammography.

Breast Health Centers

Norton Breast Health Centers offer a full range of diagnostic and treatment programs designed to promote breast health. The centers are staffed by skilled breast specialists, support services and educational resources related to prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer.

We offer a wide range of services from the point of a suspicious finding through diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

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