Why Mammograms are Important

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. About 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

Because it remains one of the leading causes of cancer deaths among women, early detection remains the key to successful treatment. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and the Society of Breast Imaging recommend that women should begin having annual mammograms at 40 years old. Women with a family history of breast cancer should speak with their doctor about starting screenings at the age of 35.

Breast Cancer Symptoms

If you notice or have any of the following symptoms or problems, it may be time to talk to your doctor:

  • Abnormal mammogram
  • Breast mass
  • Breast pain
  • Nipple discharge
  • Breast skin changes
  • Family history of breast cancer

Schedule a Mammogram

Contact our team today to schedule a screening or to talk with one of our doctors.

Call 318-626-0050 for Shreveport Call 318-330-7168 for Monroe

Treatments and Procedures

Our breast specialists and support teams are here to help women find the best treatment option. Our team specializes in:

  • Cyst aspirations
  • In-office biopsies (incisional)
  • Surgical biopsies (excisional)
  • Ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsies
  • Lumpectomy
  • Modified Radical Mastectomy

Related Locations

Ochsner LSU Health - St. Mary Medical Center

Ochsner LSU Health - St. Mary Medical Center
1 St. Mary Place
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101

Ochsner LSU Health - Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

Ochsner LSU Health - Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103