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First at 40.

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You are Safe with Us

With all the disruptions in our daily lives as we navigate changes with Covid-19, it’s never been more important to keep up on your annual screenings.

At Lowell General Hospital, we have taken extensive precautions to make sure your mammogram is safe, including advanced cleaning protocols and safety measures at all three of our mammography locations. You are Safe with Us.

Why First at 40?

  • Breast cancer occurrence increases substantially around age 40.
  • The breast cancer occurrence rate for women in their 40s is 2-3 times higher than it is for women in their 30s.

Your breast health is important. That’s why we made it even easier to come in for a mammogram. At Lowell General Hospital, we have three convenient locations where you’ll find some of the region’s leading breast health and cancer prevention experts and the latest 3D imaging technology.

Why Doctors Insist on Annual Screening Mammograms

The earlier your cancer is identified, the more likely it can be treated successfully. Regular monitoring with annual screening mammograms is important to detect changes that might indicate cancer. The size and extent of cancer at the time of detection can determine a patient’s prognosis and course of treatment.

What to Expect from Your Mammogram

3D Mammograms and Why They are Important

Changes in your breasts often show up in a mammogram long before you can feel them in a self exam. 3D mammography, or Tomosynthesis, has the power to detect lumps hidden by overlapping breast tissue, and has been shown to increase the detection rate of breast cancer.

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Risk-based Screening at Lowell General Hospital

Some women may need to have a screening done before the age of 40 due to family history of the disease or other factors. This will determine whether additional imaging such as a breast MRI may be needed. During your screening mammogram, you will take a brief survey to help assess your lifetime risk of developing breast cancer.

For those determined to have a high lifetime risk, our comprehensive Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Program brings an expert team of providers such as breast surgeons, breast health navigators, medical oncologists and other team members together to discuss recommendations for risk-based breast screening. Together, we develop a personalized plan to help you manage your risk.

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Nationally Accredited, Locally Appreciated

Changes in your breasts often show up in a mammogram long before you can feel them in a self exam. 3D mammography, or Tomosynthesis, has the power to detect lumps hidden by overlapping breast tissue, and has been shown to increase the detection rate of breast cancer.