The Breast Center at Glendale Adventist Medical Center has created a technologically advanced medical facility in a private, warm environment where women can feel comfortable and cared for. We provide technology and services to meet all your medical and surgical needs, including:
- Mammography - Following the guidelines of the American Cancer Society, we recommend that you have your first (also known as baseline) mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40. After age 40, you should have a mammogram each year.
- Stereotactic biopsy - Uses mammography to pinpoint the area of the breast that needs to be removed for testing.
- Breast MRI/ultrasound - MRI and ultrasound can help detect cancer in women with dense breasts.
- Breast reconstruction - Glendale Adventist Medical Center offers a new approach to mastectomy and reconstruction that results in a more natural-looking breast.
In addition to their yearly mammogram, it is important for women to perform monthly breast self-exams and have yearly breast exams performed by their primary care physician.
While mammogram and ultrasound detect about 90 percent of breast cancers, 10 percent cannot be seen on a mammogram or on an ultrasound. These are best detected by physical examination. When performing a breast self-exam, women should check for the presence of new lumps under the skin. It is not unusual for the breast to have some lumps and bumps, so it is new lumps that should be of concern. If a woman discovers a new lump, she should make an appointment immediately to see her primary care physician. Learn more about breast self-exams.
To schedule a mammogram, call (818) 409-8192. For more information on Glendale Adventist's comprehensive cancer program, call (818) 409-8100.