Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, but it can be treated. As a matter of fact, the five-year survival rate of breast cancer is over 90 percent when caught early. The best way for early detection is self breast exams and yearly mammograms beginning at age 40.
At the TMC for Women Breast Center, we want you to feel cared for and comfortable. We use the MammoPad® breast cushion. This soft, foam pad creates a cushion between the patient and the machine so that your mammogram will be warm and comfortable. Additionally, we use ultrasound and minimally invasive stereotactic biopsies, with on-site pathologists to make sure that you get fast results.
In addition to traditional mammography, TMC for Women Breast Center now is using 3-D technology for mammograms, using SenoClaire 3-D breast tomosynthesis. Three-dimensional mammography is the newest, FDA-approved advance in breast imaging. This innovative technology helps detect small cancers that two-dimensional screening might not catch, especially on women with dense breast tissue. 3-D mammograms are basically performed in the same manner as the standard 2-D mammogram. During the 3-D portion, the X-ray arm will move over the breast taking multiple images within seconds.
All patients will be offered a 3-D mammogram at the time of their screening appointment. Medicare has a billing code and is covering the cost of 3-D mammography. It is unknown if other insurance carriers cover the cost. Please check with your insurance for details regarding coverage.
Please feel free to call our Breast Center if you have any concerns or questions, (520) 324-1286 or (520) 324-5003, or email Breast.Navigator@tmcaz.com (No solicitations, please; we are not able to respond to them).
Our Breast Center is located at 2625 N. Craycroft Road, #111, which has convenient parking right outside the building and in the parking garage to the west of the building.
Grant funds allow TMC to offer mammograms for uninsured women age 40 and over.
To make an appointment, call (520) 324-2075.