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1 in 8 women will get breast cancer
Be the champion who finds it early

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Take Care of Yourself for Those You Love

Early detection of breast cancer makes all the difference. With routine screening, your doctors can catch the disease before you feel symptoms. That means you can achieve your best possible outcome and experience a healthier, better life.  

When Should I Start Screening?

The American Cancer Society says:

  • Women ages 40 to 44 may start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they choose to
  • Women ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year
  • Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every two years, or can continue yearly screening

Ask your doctor about your personal risk of breast cancer and what it means for your recommended screening schedule.

Why Choose Wayne UNC?

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You’ll have access to the highest level of imaging services with excellent equipment, staff, and quality assurance procedures. That’s why we hold American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation for breast ultrasounds and mammography.

Caring Technologists

Trust your mammography technologist to make your exam as comfortable and quick as possible. All our team members have been personally impacted by breast cancer, so they understand your concerns and give you sensitive, confidential care.

Keeping You Safe During Covid-19

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Trust us to help protect you and prevent the spread of Covid-19 during your screening. We’ve reserved an entrance at our Wayne MRI parking lot just for you to use when getting a mammogram or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test. This approach limits your exposure to other patients, shortens wait times, and allows you to park close to the door.

We also:

  • Allow more time for cleaning between appointments
  • Continue to sanitize the dressing room and testing areas between patients
  • Wear masks—and require you to wear one, too, for everyone’s safety
  • Limit hospital visitors

Get Your Screening

An hour or less could save your life.

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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.

Warm Robes: A Touch of Spa

Plush Robes During Mammograms at Wayne UNC

You’ll feel more comfortable wearing a warm, soft robe, not a hospital gown, during your screening. Enjoy the feeling of being pampered as you sip a complimentary beverage in our relaxing environment.

Benefits of 3D Mammograms

Get the clearest results with the least testing. Your 3D mammogram will show lumps that traditional mammograms may miss—especially in dense breast tissue.

Survivor Speaks Out

Louise Adams received cancer care at Wayne UNC

Louise Adams is a breast cancer survivor thanks in part to routine screening. “I hope my experience can show others how important it is to get a mammogram every year,” she said. “Because I had mine, we were able to catch the cancer at the earliest possible stage.”

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.

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