Yearly Mammograms Save Lives
The Trio Breast Center at Parker Adventist Hospital would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of receiving a yearly mammogram. Mammography is the single most effective method of early detection, since it can identify cancer several years before physical symptoms actually develop.
The first sign of breast cancer usually shows up on a woman's mammogram before it can be felt or any other symptoms are present. Early detection of breast cancer, through monthly breast self-exams and particularly yearly mammography after age 40, offers the best chance for survival.
We encourage you to take advantage of our convenient location in the Parker Professional Building, as well as our flexible hours--whether it's during lunch or after work. To schedule an appointment with us, call 303-269-4150.
- If you are a first time patient, be prepared to provide copies of your most recent mammogram so that the radiologist can compare for any changes. The Trio staff can assist you in requesting film from a previous medical office.
- If applicable, try to schedule your appointment toward the end of or following your menstrual cycle.
- If you take hormones, schedule your appointment for a time when you are off your hormones.
- Be a "smart shopper." Seek out a facility where the radiologist reading your films is highly experienced. Having films read twice, either by two radiologist or by a radiologist and a computer aided program, increases the accuracy. The Trio Breast Center at Parker Hospital offers both experienced board certified radiologists and a computer-aided second read program.