Goldsboro, NC Mammography Services at Wayne UNC Health Care
Over the past 15 years, the technical advancements in mammography have greatly improved both technique and results. Today, dedicated equipment, used only for breast X-rays, produces studies that are high in quality with negligible radiation risk. At Wayne UNC, we offer comprehensive mammography in Wayne County.
To schedule an appointment for a mammogram in Goldsboro, call 919.731.6013 or contact us online with any questions.
Why Are Mammograms Important?
Annual mammograms can detect cancer early – when it is most treatable. In fact, mammograms show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Mammograms can also prevent the need for extensive treatment for advanced cancers and improve chances of breast conservation.
The American Cancer Society recommends the following guidelines for detecting breast cancer:
- All women aged 20 or older should perform a breast self-examination every month.
- Between the ages of 20-39, women should have a clinical breast exam by a healthcare professional every 3 years.
- Women 40 and older should have a screening mammogram and a clinical breast exam by a healthcare professional every year.
There are two types of mammograms:
A screening mammogram is used as a preventive measure for women who have no symptoms of breast disease. A screening mammogram usually involves two views of each breast. As long as you are not having any problems with your breasts and you have an established doctor (a primary care physician or OB-GYN whom you have seen within the past year), you can schedule a mammogram yourself.
A diagnostic mammogram involves additional views of the breast from various angles and is used when an abnormality is found during screening, or in women who have breast complaints, such as a breast mass, nipple discharge, breast pain or skin irritation. A diagnostic mammogram requires you to have a doctor’s order, this way we know they are aware of your problems and you can receive the best possible care.
For expertise in mammography in Goldsboro, NC, you can rely on the highly trained team of women’s health physicians and staff at Wayne UNC Health Care. We are proud to serve patient throughout Wayne County, including those from Clinton, Greenville, Kinston, LaGrange, Mount Olive, Princeton, Rocky Mount, Smithfield and Wilson.