We bring the Norton Healthcare Mobile Prevention Center to your neighborhood to provide wellness exams and mammograms to women 40 and older. We’ll also assess whether you are due for a colon cancer screening, talk to you about smoking cessation, if applicable, and help you find the answers.
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A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breasts. A screening mammogram is used to check for abnormalities that can indicate breast cancer in women who have no symptoms. While breast cancer cannot be prevented, screening and early detection may find it early, when it’s more treatable.
If you feel a lump or have other symptoms, call your primary care provider or make an appointment with the Norton Healthcare Mobile Prevention Center.
It is important to have a relationship with a primary care provider. Your primary care provider will oversee your health and keep you on track with staying healthy. If you do not have a primary care provider, ask the staff on the mobile unit or call (502) 629-1234.
You will receive a letter and/or MyNortonChart notification about your mobile mammogram. If your test results are normal, a time for your next screening will be suggested. Screening mammograms usually are scheduled annually.
A wellness exam is a comprehensive checkup conducted by a nurse practitioner. The provider will check your vital signs, learn your health history, conduct a physical assessment, examine your breasts and perform a Pap smear to test for cervical cancer.
If you receive a call or a letter stating your mammogram is abnormal, don’t panic! This does not mean that you have cancer. About 10% of women need additional imaging following a screening mammogram. Only about 1 in 20 women with abnormal results will receive a cancer diagnosis. Abnormal mammogram results can occur due to the size, shape and density of the breast. An unclear image, calcium deposits or many other reasons can cause an abnormal result without signifying cancer.
An abnormal result does mean that there is something that the doctor sees that needs more images and needs further follow-up. We will talk with you about the result and schedule an appointment for further evaluation.
It’s important to follow up with the mobile prevention center staff after your mammogram result to plan your next steps.
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