Breast Cancer Awareness
In Vermont, over 100 women a year are diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, more than 95% of women can survive breast cancer if the disease is detected before it has spread. As a woman, it is important to know the steps to take care of yourself.
Clinical breast exams and mammography are the best ways to detect breast cancer. With same day/next day mammography exams available, routine screening mammograms are easier than ever at Northwestern Medical Center’s main hospital campus and the Northwestern Walk-In Clinic.
Choose to Do Self Exams
Breast self exams help pick up changes in the breast. Woman over 20 can choose to do a monthly self exam as part of their overall breast health. It is important to know what is normal for you so that a change can be reported to your provider. Your provider can help you with your breast self exam technique. Visit cancer.org for more information on breast self exams.
How Often Should I Receive a Clinical Breast Exam?
For women in their 20’s and 30’s, clinical breast exams should be scheduled every three years. For women over 40, yearly clinical breast exams and mammograms are encouraged.
What Should I Know Before my Mammogram Appointment?
How Can I Schedule an Appointment?
At Northwestern Medical Center, we are pleased to offer digital mammograms with the Woman's Touch Mammo Pad on a same day/next day basis in both St. Albans and at our Walk-In Clinic in Georgia. To schedule an appointment please call (802) 524-1058 or visit us at the Northwestern Walk-In Clinic in Georgia (map).