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Mammography

A mammogram may detect cancer long before symptoms appear. Because one in eight U.S. women will have a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in life, it’s especially important to make time for your mammogram.

Who Needs a Screening?

Many women with breast cancer have no symptoms, which makes screening even more important. The American Cancer Society recommendations for women of average risk (no personal or family history, or genetic predisposition):

  • Age 40-44 - optional mammogram
  • Age 45-55 - annual mammogram
  • Age 55+ - option for mammogram every two years, or annually
If you think you may have higher than average risk for breast cancer, please talk with your doctor about recommendations for screenings and frequency. For example, the presence of certain genes like BRCA may put you at risk to get an especially aggressive type of cancer at an early age. Know your risk for greater peace of mind. 

Mammography at Desert Care Network

Residents of the Coachella Valley can schedule a mammogram at Desert Regional’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, which has convenient locations in Palm Spring and La Quinta. Residents of the high desert communities can schedule a mammogram on the campus of Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree.

Comprehensive Cancer Center, Palm Springs
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Suite E218
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 416-4700

Comprehensive Cancer Center, La Quinta
47647 Caleo Bay, Suite 260
La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 771-6158

Hi-Desert Medical Center
6601 White Feather Rd
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-6358

Our team is ready to provide you with comprehensive screening services including:

  • 3D digital screening mammography
  • Digital diagnostic mammography
  • Stereotactic biopsies
  • Ultrasound-guided biopsies
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Bone density screenings
  • Myriad genetic testing for breast cancer

Why 3D Mammography?

3D Mammography, also known as Tomosynthesis, is ideal for women with dense breasts because it gives radiologists a more detailed view of the breast tissue, helping to find smaller cancers earlier. The advanced technology also decreases the number of false positives. No one wants to go back for a second mammogram, which may not be covered by insurance.

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