“Does where I choose to get my mammogram
Yes, where you choose to get a breast screening can make a huge a difference. That’s because factors like the subspecialty training of the doctor, quality of equipment and training of the technologists play a major role in the cancer detection rate. And the earlier a cancer is detected, the more treatment options a patient has access to and the more successful those treatments will be. When detected early, the chances for successfully treating breast cancer increase dramatically, with a 98% 5-year survival rate. In fact, many women who have benefited from early detection are able to be fully cured without having chemotherapy or mastectomies.
Huntington-Hill Imaging Centers and the Jim & Eleanor Randall Breast Center offer the best breast imaging services in the San Gabriel Valley.
The Hill Medical Corporation radiologists who read and interpret your test are among the region’s most highly-experienced doctors and have undergone additional, subspecialty training in breast imaging.
Our sites offer the latest generation digital mammography along with computer-aided detection. And the Randall Breast Center has 3D Mammography, which increases the cancer detection rate and decreases call backs for women with dense breast tissue.
We offer fast, flexible scheduling to accommodate your busy life, including appointments on Saturdays.
Unlike other providers, who can take up to two weeks to get you test results, we always deliver results to your referring doctor and on our patient portal, saving you a longer waiting period and anxiety.
If follow-up testing is needed, or if you are at high-risk and requiring additional screening options, Huntington-Hill Imaging Center have you covered. We offer the most comprehensive testing options throughout our network, supported by state of the art mammography, ultrasound, breast MRI and more.
With all the conflicting stories in the news, women have reported increased confusion about the recommended starting age and frequency of breast screening. The correct answer—according to the breast cancer experts—is once per year, every year, starting at age 40 or earlier if you are considered to be at high risk.
One of the largest misconceptions about breast cancers centers on family history. Many women think because they don’t have a family history that they can skip a mammogram. The fact is that 75% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history.
A survey conducted by the Society for Women’s Health Research revealed that while 4 out of 5 women agree mammograms are important, only 54% actually get them.”
The latest clinical research shows that:
- Annual screening starting at 40 reduces mortality by nearly 40% – compared with just 23.2% for biennial (once every two years) screening1
- Women in their 40s account for nearly 20% of all screen-detected breast cancers2, and the more aggressive breast cancers are often in women under 50
- In a single year, if every woman 40 years of age and older had annual mammograms, there would be 29,369 lives saved1
- The two biggest risk factors for breast cancer are being a woman and getting older; thus screening mammograms should be also performed annually in older women, too (until the age of 841 or longer per your doctor’s recommendation)
- African American women and women of Ashkenazi Jewish descent are at a higher risk for breast cancer, and should have a breast cancer risk assessment at age 30 to determine if annual mammograms should begin before 40 years of age.3
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1.) Skaane P, Bandos AI, Gullien R, et al. Comparison of digital mammography alone and digital mammography plus tomosynthesis in a population-based screening program. Radiology. 2013;267(1):47-56
2.) Durand, Melissa A et al; Breast Cancer Screening Using Tomosynthesis in Combination with Digital Mammography. JAMA 2014.6095.jama/10.1001:doi. 2507-2499: (24)311; 2014
3.) American College of Radiology recommendation