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Mammography Guidelines

With any form of cancer, the best chance of full recovery is when it is detected as early as possible. Loyola offers digital mammography, which allows us to provide you with the best possible care in the prevention and early detection of breast cancer.

Screening Mammogram
Loyola Breast Care providers recommend regular screening mammograms annually for all women ages 40 and over. We recommend screenings earlier than age 40 if you are at high risk for breast cancer.

Diagnostic Mammogram
Your doctor will order a diagnostic mammogram when an abnormality is detected on a screening mammogram, when you have a current or previous history of breast cancer, or you or your physician has detected a lump in the breast, among other reasons.

Additionally, your physician may order a breast ultrasound to supplement a diagnostic mammogram.

Once you have had breast cancer, your future mammograms should always be diagnostic mammograms.

Locations and Contacts
Screening mammograms are offered at five locations.

Breast health diagnosis services are located in the Breast Diagnostic Center at Loyola Outpatient Center.