Leading in Women’s Health Screenings

Women's health has been a growing topic of conversation in recent years, and we’re proud to offer a comprehensive range of screening and imaging services designed to empower you to take charge of your well-being. We go the extra mile to ensure that you're supported every step of the way, as Orlando Health assigns each patient a dedicated personal navigator, providing invaluable guidance through testing and any necessary follow-up treatment. Among the many screenings we offer are:

  • DEXA scans
  • Thyroid screenings
  • Screening and diagnostic 3D mammograms
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Laboratory testing

Mammography (Breast Diagnostic Screenings)

In the fight against breast cancer, we believe that early detection is your strongest ally. Of all the different screening methods available, mammograms are among the most important tools we have to diagnose breast cancer, allowing us to intervene and treat it at its earliest stages.

Breast lumps can sometimes be an indicator of breast cancer or another breast abnormality, so we recommend that women take care to notice any changes they feel in their breasts. Breast lumps may be on the skin along or beneath the arm, or within the breast tissue. While touch alone cannot diagnose cancer, breast cancer lumps typically present as firm and irregular in size, and they may or may not be painful. Fortunately, a mammogram can detect a lump before it reaches a size large enough to be noticeable by you or your doctor.

It is important that you speak to your doctor about your family’s cancer history, prior mammograms and the optimal time to start screening. Additionally, consider the potential advantages of consulting a genetic counselor for a genetic risk evaluation. You also should familiarize yourself with your breasts, since it is crucial that you inform your doctor about any changes, such as lumps, alterations in skin texture, nipple changes or discharge.

Get Your Mammogram Scheduled Today

Did you know screening mammograms are covered by your insurance and take as little as 20 minutes? With same-day or next-day availability, you can conveniently fit your screening into your busy schedule — and it might help save your life! Call (727) 553-7801.

The American Cancer Society recommends:

The American Cancer Society suggests that women with an average risk profile should begin screening mammograms at the age of 45. However, if you have a personal or family history of cancer, your doctor may recommend you start your screening mammograms even before the age of 40.

  • Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish to do so.
  • Women within the age range of 45 to 54 are advised to undergo mammograms on an annual basis.
  • For women aged 55 and older, they have the option to transition to mammograms every two years, or they can opt to continue with yearly screening.
  • Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live 10 more years or longer.

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