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Be Your Own Champion - Get Screened for Breast Cancer

Routine screening is important to reducing breast cancer risk.

The American Cancer Society recommends the following guidelines for detecting breast cancer:

  • All women ages 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 health care professional every three years.
  • Women 40 and older should have a screening mammogram and a clinical breast exam by a health care professional every year.

Wayne UNC Health Care offers the most advanced screening and diagnostic capabilities available, with 3-D Mammography that uses multiple x-rays to recreate a three-dimension image of the breast. Mammograms, used to look for changes in the breast, can detect cancer early, when it is most treatable. Mammography has been proven to help detect these changes as long as two years before a patient or doctor can feel them.

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Feel confident in the breast care you’ll receive at Wayne UNC because we hold American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation for breast ultrasounds and mammography. That means you’ll have access to the highest level of imaging services with excellent equipment, staff, and quality assurance procedures.

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You don’t need a referral for a screening mammogram, but we will need the name of your primary care provider. (Find a Primary Care Provider.)

If you’re experiencing breast pain or feel a lump, please contact your primary care provider instead of signing up for a screening mammogram.

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Meet Our Team

Expect compassionate care from experienced mammography technologists at Wayne UNC. Our technologists each have personal experiences with breast cancer and understand the importance of mammograms.  They will explain the process, answer your questions, and put you at ease during your test.

Plush Robes Offer Mammograms Patients Comfort

Plush Robes During Mammograms at Wayne UNC

Looking for ways to create a more peaceful, comforting environment for patients, the mammo team sprung for soft, spa-like robes they now provide to every patient to wear while she completes her screening exam.

The plush robes are just one more step the team has taken to help patients feel more comfortable and supported and encourage more women to complete their routine screenings.

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The Benefits of 3D Mammograms

Offered at Wayne UNC Health Care, 3D Mammography (also called Breast Tomosynthesis) offers several advantages over traditional two-dimensional (2D).

“We recently saw the benefits of 3D with one patient who had an architectural distortion. Because we had a 3D image, we were able to catch it before it turned into a mass and before you could even feel it.”

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Louise Adams, Breast Cancer Survivor

Louise Adams received cancer care at Wayne UNC

It was New Year’s Eve 2018. I got a phone call that I’ll never forget; it was a doctor sharing the news that I had breast cancer. I was shocked; I did not have a family history or any symptoms.

Quickly, I decided to take on the personal motto of, “No fear. Just faith,” and the very next week I met with my Oncologist

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Catch and Treat Breast Cancer Early - Screening Saves Lives

Access a wide range of advanced breast imaging services at Wayne UNC. Wayne UNC Health Care offers the latest breast-imaging technologies, including:

  • 3D Breast Tomosynthesis Mammography (3D mammograms) – Used in addition to or as a follow-up to detect breast cancer in women with no symptoms, or to diagnose cancer after other symptoms are found.
    • Wayne UNC Health Care offers two types of mammograms.
      • Screening Mammogram – Used as a preventive measure for women who have no other symptoms of Breast Cancer, the screening mammogram usually involves two views of each breast. Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies cover the cost of mammograms.
      • Diagnostic Mammogram – This 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 reported a breast mass, nipple discharge, breast pain or skin irritation.
  • Breast Ultrasound (Breast Sonography) – Used in addition to or as a follow-up to a mammogram, allowing radiologists to see if a lump is a solid mass or a fluid-filled cyst.
  • Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Used in addition to a mammogram for women with a high risk of breast cancer or to help doctors get more information after a breast cancer diagnosis; also used to evaluate breast implants.

When you get a mammogram at Wayne UNC Health Care, our team will also provide information on your breast density. More than 40 percent of women have dense breast tissue, which can make cancer more difficult to detect.

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Test Your Knowledge

What is the most common cancer among women in the U.S.?

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Breast Cancer

What percentage improvement in deaths has early detection and treatment caused?

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Improvements in early detection and effective treatment have contributed to a 38% decline in breast cancer deaths in the US between 1989-2014.

How many survivors of Breast Cancer are there in the U.S. today?

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Today there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., and more than 6 million around the world.

What should you do if you notice a lump in your breast?

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Only a small percentage of breast lumps turn out to be cancer.  But if you discover a persistent lump in your breast or notice any changes in breast tissue, it should never be ignored. Talk to your doctor about any changes you've noticed.

What are the most common risk factors for breast cancer?

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The most common risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and getting older.

How often are women diagnosed with breast cancer?

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Every 2 minutes a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer.

Does family history contribute to risk of breast cancer?

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While a family history of breast cancer can place you in a higher risk group, most women who have breast cancer have no family history.

What is the survival rate when breast cancer is detected early?

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According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, when breast cancer is detected early and is the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 98%.  Early detection includes doing monthly breast self-exams, scheduling regular clinical breast exams and yearly mammograms.