October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re using
this opportunity to spread the word about taking steps to detect breast
Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. About
1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at
some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer
if it’s found and treated early.
A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help
find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. Your health
care provider can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.
What Do I Ask My Health Care Provider?
Use this list of questions to start a conversation about mammograms with
your health care provider:
Am I at a higher than average risk of breast cancer?
Can we discuss the benefits and risks of mammography for me?
When should I begin mammography screening?
How often should I get a mammogram?
What should I do to prepare for a mammogram?
How long will it take to get the results of my mammogram?
Schedule a Mammogram Appointment
For your convenience, BCH offers screening mammograms at several locations:
To schedule a mammogram, call