Mammograms are essentially x-rays of the breasts. They are an important tool used to look for breast cancer and are very good at finding small early breast cancers. There is sometimes confusion about the different ways that a mammogram can be ordered.
All women should get a mammogram every year after they turn 40.
If you do not have insurance, you can still get mammograms covered through a program called Breast Care Arkansas.
More about Breast Care Arkansas
It is a program for Arkansas women funded with federal and state funds. You may be able to get free cancer screenings and/or diagnostic (follow up) tests if you:
Very early breast cancer usually doesn't cause symptoms. But as the tumor grows, it can change how the breast looks or feels, including:
If you have noticed any of these changes to your breasts, you should schedule an appointment with us to have it evaluated as soon as possible. If it is cancer then the earlier we can diagnose and treat it the better results you will have.