Breast Health

Breast Health

An annual clinical breast exam is part of an annual well women exam. We recommend an annual screening mammogram starting at age 40 to 45.

Monthly breast self exams are the best way to familiarize yourself with the feel of breast tissue so that you are more likely to feel a lump or other abnormality. Carry out the exam about one week after your cycle ends due to hormone changes in the breast.

Please call 757-595-9905 as soon as possible to schedule an appointment if you have any abnormal signs such as:

  • Lumps
  • Nipple discharge
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Nipple retraction
  • Any other concerns

If the facility or clinic you’ve chosen for your routine mammogram requires an order or you need a suggestion for a place to have your mammogram done, please call our office at 757-595-9905.