Clinical breast exams are now available from Mammacare certified nurse practitioners at your request at the time of your digital screening mammogram. Clinical breast exams include visual inspection of the breast tissue as well as palpation of the entire breast area from armpit to breastbone and collarbone to the bra line as well as nearby lymph nodes that drain the breasts. Results of the clinical breast exams will be given the same day and additional exams will be performed as indicated. Clinical breast exams combined with mammography can aid in the earlier detection of breast cancer. If detected early, breast cancer has a five year survival rate of over 95%. A clinical breast exam can find some cancers that are undetected by mammography alone. The American Cancer Society recommends that women age 20-40 receive a clinical breast exam (CBE) about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over.
Call and schedule your clinical breast exam today with your screening mammogram at (855) 847-0781.