Mammograms are important for the early detection of breast cancer. Finding breast cancer early can yield better treatment and recovery outcomes. Death rates from breast cancer have declined since the late 1980s, largely due to improvements in diagnostic technology, earlier detection rates, increased education and awareness, and improved treatment options.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women with an average risk of breast cancer begin annual mammograms at age 40.
The Breast Care Center at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center offers comprehensive breast care services in a convenient and comfortable environment. The Breast Care Center provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment services including:
- Screening exams
- Digital mammography
- Breast biopsies
- Brachytherapy treatments
- Reconstructive and cosmetic surgery
- Breast-conserving surgery
- Genetic testing
- Counseling and support services
The Breast Care Center offers MammoPad® Breast Cushions during screening mammograms. The MammoPad is a soft foam pad that helps relieve the discomfort many women experience during a mammogram. The cushion provides a softer, more comfortable experience, which often helps patients relax during an exam.
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