Breast health services in Hopewell, Virginia
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at John Randolph Medical Center has the tools to help you maintain your breast health. Our mammography program is accredited by the American College of Radiology, and our team works diligently to bring the latest tools in breast cancer detection to the Hopewell community.
To find out more about our breast health services or to schedule you mammogram, please call (804) 458-2400.
Mammography and early detection
Using digital mammography, our specialists view better images of breast tissue, which allows for earlier detection of breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. Early detection is one of the best ways to achieve better outcomes. Here are some steps to take to help with early detection:
- Breast self-examination every month beginning at 18 years old
- Clinical breast exams by a healthcare professional every three years between from 18 years old to 39 years old, and every year from 40 years old
- Screening mammograms annually beginning at 40 years old (or earlier if requested by a physician)
Preparing for your mammogram
- Schedule your mammogram after your menstrual cycle, when breasts are less tender
- Wear a two-piece outfit on the day of your appointment
- Do not apply deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under arms or near the breasts the day of your exam
- Bring the previous mammogram and/or breast ultrasound results with you
- Let your physician and your mammographer know if there is a chance of pregnancy