At SageWest Health Care, your breast health is important to us. Our caring staff uses the latest technology – like 3D mammograms – in a comfortable and welcoming environment to help you stay on top of your health. Our goal is to give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing and being prepared.
Schedule your mammogram today by calling 307-857-3463.
One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s why it’s crucial that women ages 40 years and older get a mammogram every year. If you’re younger than 40 and are at high risk for breast cancer, you may need to begin your annual screenings early.
Regular mammograms are essential to early detection and the fight against breast cancer, as mammograms can detect cancer before any symptoms appear.
The sooner breast cancer is identified, the more effectively it can be treated. In fact, with early detection, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 100%.
When you call us to schedule a mammogram, you’ll be able to specify whether you prefer to visit our Lander or Riverton, WY, location. You’ll also be able to request either a 3D or 2D mammogram. The screening itself only takes about 15 minutes.
When you call to schedule your appointment, you will be asked whether you’d like a 2D or 3D mammogram. While both screening methods are highly effective at detecting abnormalities, 3D mammograms create a more complete and accurate image of your breast than is possible with regular 2D mammography.
3D mammograms are a type of digital mammography that uses advanced technology to take images of your breast from different angles. These images are then combined to create a fuller picture.
3D mammograms follow the same basic procedure that you’re probably accustomed to with regular 2D digital mammography. 3D mammograms last just a few seconds longer, slightly extending the time of minor discomfort you may feel and the low-risk radiation exposure involved with all forms of digital mammography.
Unlike some other cancers, there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. However, there are steps you can take that might reduce your risk of breast cancer – or at least help you find it in its earliest, most curable stages.
These steps include:
Women who breast-feed their children for several months or do not use post-menopausal hormone therapy (PHT) may also reduce their breast cancer risk.
Most doctors feel that early detection tests for breast cancer save thousands of lives each year. Many more lives could be saved if even more women and their health care providers took advantage of regular mammogram screenings.
SageWest Health Care offers mammograms to women in and around Fremont County, WY. Call us to make an appointment: by calling 307-857-3463. 3D mammography is available at the SageWest Riverton campus.