Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer Screening Minneapolis

For women in the Minneapolis metro area, breast cancer screening at The Breast Center of Maple Grove gives you access to high quality imaging, experienced doctors, and a compassionate staff—all in a comfortable environment.

What is a breast cancer screening?

Mammograms are the best—and most widely used—type of breast cancer screening exam. A mammogram uses x-rays to produce images of the breast tissue, allowing doctors to screen for breast cancer and other abnormalities. The goal of breast cancer screening with mammograms is to diagnose cancer in its earliest stages, when treatments tend to be most effective, and survival rates are highest.

Who should get a breast cancer screening?

Annual mammograms are recommended for all women at average risk beginning at age 40. For women with additional risk factors, which may include a personal or family history of cancer, early or more frequent screening may be recommended. Always talk with your doctor to decide what is best for you.

What to Expect During a Breast Cancer Screening

On the day of your exam, wear loose comfortable clothing with a separate top and bottom, since you’ll need to undress from the waist up. Please don’t use lotions, deodorants, perfumes or powders above the waist, since some of these products have ingredients that may interfere with the quality of your mammogram images. Your exam will be performed by an experienced female technologist, who will guide you through the exam and help you feel comfortable. The technologist will position your breast between two plates, which will compress the breast tissue as an image is taken. The technologist will then reposition your breast as another set of images is taken. This process is then repeated with the other breast. Your images will be read by one of our board certified radiologists, and a final report with your results will be sent to you and your referring provider.

Schedule Your Breast Cancer Screening in Minneapolis

The Breast Center of Maple Grove is conveniently located just 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Breast cancer screenings with mammography are available Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:00pm with extended hours until 8:00pm on Tuesdays. Same day appointments available and walk-ins are welcome. Contact us at 763-398-6370 to schedule your appointment.