Breast cancer is most treatable when it’s detected early. And mammograms are an important tool that help our experts find breast cancer early.
At Baptist Health, we offer mammograms at over 20 sites across South Florida using a trusted team of technologists with decades of experience. Our specially trained breast imaging experts use the latest technology to evaluate mammograms for the smallest and earliest signs of cancer.
If you don't have a mammogram prescription, let us help you find a primary care provider.
Schedule a same-day, next-day or virtual visit with a Baptist Health provider and begin your prevention journey by getting your mammogram.
Schedule your mammogram today.
Yearly screening mammograms are recommended for women, beginning at age 40. Your doctor may recommend earlier screening if you have a higher risk of developing cancer because of:
- Family history
- A previous cancer diagnosis
No matter your age, you should talk with your doctor if you have breast concerns.
Mammograms are safe and effective for breast cancer screening. This imaging test uses a very low dose of radiation. Experts agree that the benefits of detecting cancer during a routine mammogram outweigh the risks that come with exposure to low-level radiation. Talk with your doctor if you have any concerns about getting a mammogram.
Mammograms may cause some discomfort. Any discomfort you feel should be temporary. You can take over-the-counter pain relievers, like Tylenol, before or after your mammogram.
Schedule wisely. For women, the best time for a mammogram is one week after your period. Breasts are less tender, which reduces discomfort during the procedure.
Be comfortable. It may be easier to wear a skirt or pants. Then you’ll only need to remove your top and bra for the mammogram.
Skip deodorant. Deodorants, powders, lotions or creams can affect the quality of your mammogram images. Avoid using these products on the day of your mammogram.
Share information. Be sure to tell your mammogram technologist about any concerning breast symptoms, past surgeries or family history of cancer before your mammogram.
Yes, you can drink or eat before a mammogram.
A screening mammogram can be done quickly. The imaging process takes less than 10 minutes. You’ll usually be in and out of our center within 30 minutes.
A diagnostic mammogram takes a bit more time. You should expect your appointment to take about 1.5 hours. This time includes check-in, your mammogram and the time it takes for our board-certified radiologist to view your images.
If your screening mammogram shows results that aren’t normal, our team will contact you to schedule additional diagnostic imaging.
You will receive a same-day ultrasound if your diagnostic mammogram shows abnormal results. Our team will discuss the results with you and be there for you with any next steps you need to take.
Breast cancer in men is rare. However, some men are at an increased risk for breast cancer due to family history or certain genetic mutations.
If you’re a man at higher risk for breast cancer, your doctor may recommend routine screening mammograms. Your doctor may also recommend a mammogram if you notice breast cancer symptoms.
Schedule your mammogram today. Call 786-573-6000
We have diagnostic imaging locations from Palm Beach to Monroe County.
Baptist Health is here to support you through every stage of your breast health journey, beginning with getting your mammogram at any of our diagnostic imaging locations. Online appointment scheduling is available for screening mammograms with a prescription. Select a convenient location on the map to schedule.