Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, but if detected early, has a high survival rate. Breast Cancer screenings are important, as they look for signs of cancer before a woman may start experiencing symptoms.
At KSB Hospital, we are committed to spreading Breast Cancer awareness and encourage women to take charge of their health by scheduling an annual mammography screening.
To schedule your Mammography Screening, please call 815-284-5700.
Who Should Have a Mammography Screening?
Any woman over the age of 40 should have a mammography screening.
What is a Screening Mammogram?
A screening mammogram is used to help find breast cancer early in women that have no symptoms. With a screening mammogram, a Radiologist is not only looking for subtle changes in breast tissue density, but also looking for calcifications, cysts and fibroadenomas (solid lumps of normal breast cells).
Are There Any Things I Should or Shouldn’t Do Before a Mammogram?
- Dress Comfortably
- Bring along a Photo ID and your Insurance Card for the Registration Process
- Take Your Medication
- Used any types of powders, deodorant, ointments or creams prior to your examination
What Happens after the Screening?
A Radiologist will interpret your exam and produce a report. You will be notified by the Mammography Department by phone if follow-up diagnostic imaging is needed.
If no follow-up is needed, you will receive a result letter in the mail within a week.