Step 1: Mammography Screening
Regularly examining your breasts is one way to detect signs of a problem. In fact, 70% of all breast cancers are found through breast self-exams. Therefore, self exams are just as important as mammography screening.  Early detection of breast cancer by mammography screenings has been shown to significantly decrease breast cancer-related deaths because it detects cancer in its earliest stages, often years before it can be felt.  The American Cancer Society recommends that women receive a baseline mammogram at age 35 and annually after age 40.

Battlefield Auxiliary Breast Center has the first and only digital mammography screening in the North Georgia area, designed to decrease the dose of radiation a patient receives, while maintaining a higher diagnostic quality than film screen mammography.  In addition, the compression conforms to the breast which makes it less painful.

go to Step 2: Diagnostic Breast Imaging