One in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. With early detection and fast treatment, it’s possible to beat cancer before it becomes unmanageable.
The goal of breast cancer screening is to detect cancer before symptoms are present. Cancers found during these screenings tend to be smaller and more confined to the breast, which contributes to a better prognosis. Adventist Health Ukiah Valley offers breast cancer screenings for our patients.
The American Cancer Society offers guidelines for women at average risk for breast cancer. Those with a personal or family history of breast cancer, those with a genetic mutation known to cause breast cancer and women who had radiation therapy to the chest before the age of 30 are at higher risk for breast cancer. Women at higher risk should check with their healthcare provider for screening recommendations.
Guidelines for women at average risk
Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish to do so. The risks of screening as well as the potential benefits should be considered.
Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
Women age 55 and older should switch to mammograms every two years or have the choice to continue yearly screening.
Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 10 or more years.
Online scheduling is available
We know you are busy and finding time to call the doctor's office during normal business hours can be difficult. We offer online scheduling for mammograms so you can make your appointment any time that is convenient for you.
Get a mammogram
Breast cancer screening only takes 15 minutes. Our experienced technologists put you at ease and make you as comfortable as possible during the screening.
Adventist Health Ukiah Valley has two convenient locations to serve you:
1165 South Dora Street, Suite D
Ukiah, CA 95482
245 Hospital Drive
Ukiah, CA 95482