|MAMMOGRAMS PERFORMED||74,059||IN 2017 AT BAYCARE|
MAMMOGRAMS PERFORMED IN 2017 AT BAYCARE
Total Mammograms across BayCare updated daily
SCHEDULE YOUR MAMMOGRAM.
Join the thousands of women in Tampa Bay who are standing up to breast cancer. With our online system, putting your health in your hands is easier than ever.
MAMMOGRAMS ARE A WIN-WIN SITUATION.
A diagnosis is a scary thought. Not knowing is even scarier. But armed with the knowledge a mammogram provides, you give breast cancer nowhere to hide.With the help of the BayCare team, you have the power to beat cancer earlier and encourage others in your life to do the same. Strike fear into breast cancer. Talk to your doctor about breast cancer screening and put your health in your hands.
Get the Facts.
Whether it’s fear of the results or the screening itself, fear keeps awareness from becoming action. But in reality, getting a mammogram is nothing to be afraid of. Flip each card to dispel some of the most common Mammo Myths.
A mammogram will expose me to an unsafe level of radiation.
Although mammography does involve the use of radiation, the dose used is about the same amount of radiation a woman is exposed to in her natural surroundings over the course of 7 weeks. Furthermore, there has never been a case of breast cancer that has been proven to be caused by mammogram radiation exposure.
Mammograms are painful.
Of course everyone’s pain thresholds are different. But most women describe the “pain” as just a temporary discomfort. To avoid sensitivity, schedule your mammogram for just after your menstrual cycle.
It will take all day.
Mammograms take less than 20 minutes to complete and the compression portion only lasts a few seconds.
Finding a lump in your breast means you have breast cancer.
If you notice an abnormal change to your breast, don’t panic. Only a small number of breast lumps turn out to be cancer. Nobody knows your body better than you so it is important to establish an open line of communication with your doctor if you find something out of the ordinary.
I’m fine if I don’t have a family history.
While women with a family history of breast cancer are more at risk, only about 10% of women diagnosed with breast cancer have a family history of the disease. Most breast cancers are spontaneous genetic mutations.
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THERE’S STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.
Hear from our survivors and team members as they take fear head on.
READ THEIR STORIES.
They are fierce. They are unstoppable. There aren’t enough words to describe a breast cancer survivor. The diagnosis was scary, but it wasn’t their sentence. There is life after breast cancer, and it is beautiful.
IS IN YOUR CORNER.
In the fight against breast cancer, BayCare offers comprehensive care throughout a woman’s journey with breast cancer, from screening and diagnosis to surgery, treatment and support. Our radiologists, mammography technicians and pathologists specialize in the diagnosis of breast cancer and work together with our oncologists, breast surgeons and plastic surgeons to tailor a treatment plan unique to each patient. With over a dozen locations throughout Tampa Bay and the central Florida region, we’re committed to helping you put your health in your hands with:
- Screening and Diagnostic Mammography (3D)
- Breast Ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Breast and Plastic Surgery
- Radiation Therapy
- Support Groups
Find a Center Near You
Call to schedule a mammogram
at any of the centers listed below