If you were born biologically female, breast cancer is a condition that will play a key role in your health care experience as you get older.
With national screening guidelines recommending annual mammograms starting at age 40 (or earlier if you are at higher risk for developing breast cancer), this screening test becomes a normal part of many to-do lists.
However, where you go for your mammogram and any recommended follow-up care is incredibly important, especially when it comes to the facility’s expertise and offerings.
“When you need a mammogram, follow-up imaging or breast cancer care, you want to have convenient access to the latest technologies and clinicians with lots of experience,” says surgical oncologist Lori Alfonse, DO, Deputy Physician in Chief of Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute. “While most health care centers offer these services, they don’t all offer the same level of care.”