Schedule Your Mammogram
While routines are changing, events are being postponed and plans are being canceled, one activity that women age 40 and older should always keep on their schedule is an annual mammogram. With early detection – through mammograms and self-exams – the breast cancer is highly treatable.
Screening mammograms are key to early detection. A mammogram can detect a lump in your breast months—even years—before you can feel it. The mammograms offered at St. Vincent Healthcare are designed to be safe, easy and convenient, performed at our comfortable facility by a caring, knowledgeable staff of mammography professionals.
Overseen by an experienced radiologist, screening mammograms are a specific type of breast imaging that uses safe, low-dose x-rays to detect cancer early. By utilizing the highest quality digital mammography equipment we are able to produce high-resolution images that are incredibly clear. They can also be manipulated on screen, giving your radiologist the most detailed views and information available.
Breast cancer signs include a lump or thickening in the breast or under the arm, a change in the size or shape of the breast, discharge from the nipple or a change in the color or feel of the skin of the breast or areola.
For many women, it's simply easier to not get regular mammograms, and we understand that. For some, it's because they're too busy or unsure if they're even due for a mammogram. Others may be concerned about the discomfort of getting a mammogram or the cost of the procedure. While it may be easier to put it out of mind, we want to encourage you to take this important step for the sake of yourself and your loved ones.
Women today are constantly on the go, which makes scheduling an annual mammogram difficult. Because early detection is so important, St. Vincent Healthcare offers the convenience of having the screening come to you. Our specially designed Mobile Mammography Coach visits businesses and communities throughout Montana and Northern Wyoming, and can perform a screening in as little as 15 minutes.