What screening tests are available for breast cancer?

For women, the most important screening test for breast cancer is an annual mammogram — a special X-ray of the breast. While recommendations can vary, Baptist Health South Florida supports annual mammograms for women at average risk starting at age 40. Talk to your doctor about your specific risk and what is right for you.

Baptist Health South Florida offers screening mammograms at several convenient locations  to ensure access to these vital services. Our digital technology allows radiologists to manipulate the size, orientation, brightness and contrast of the images to enhance the breast evaluation. We also use computer-aided detection to help radiologists detect cancer at earlier stages, when it is most treatable.

An annual clinical breast exam is also recommended. Your gynecologist or primary care doctor may examine your breasts by hand, to feel for any lumps or abnormalities.

Cancer Screening Guidelines

Cancer Screening Guidelines

Miami Cancer Institute encourages following the recommended cancer screening guidelines. To protect you against the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented safety measures such as temperature checks, enhanced cleaning, maintaining social distancing and providing masks, among other precautions.

Mammogram Screenings

Mammogram Screenings

The most important screening test for breast cancer is the mammogram. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. It can detect breast cancer up to two years before the tumor can be felt by you or your doctor. Women age 40 - 45 or older who are at average risk of breast cancer should have a mammogram once a year.
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