Our Mammography Services in Queens, NY | Garden OB/GYN

How can I get Mammography Services in Queens, NY?

Mammography is life-saving preventative measure to prevent breast cancer. We offer this service at our Lake Success Location

Mammogram Machine: Garden OB/GYN
Mammography is a quick procedure to examine the tissue within the breast that other types of imaging cannot provide.

What is a Mammogram and how can I get it in Queens, NY?

A Mammogram is a type of x-ray imaging which is used to detect cancers of the breast and other conditions. It is used as a screening tool and for diagnosis. We have a mammography machine at our Lake Success location.

Mammography screening is strongly recommended based on family history or age

  • Age 35 or older
  • Previous history of breast cancer in the family
  • Signs and symptoms of malignancy or other issues

Ideally, you should schedule an annual preventive care exam at Queens, NY, known as a well-woman exam. If you have chronic conditions, like polyps or endometriosis, your gynecologist may want to see you more regularly.

When Should I Get a Mammogram in Queens, NY?

You should get your mammogram after the age of 40, once a year. If you have a family history of breast cancer and are above age 40, you should get a mammogram twice a year. If you are under 40 and have a family history of breast cancer you may need to get a mammogram done at least once a year, or as your doctor will recommend.

How Do I Prepare for a Mammogram in Queens, NY?

There are a few things you can do to prepare for your mammogram at Garden OB/GYN, just to ensure you get the most out of your visit and to help your doctor better understand your health.

It’s helpful to:

  • Transfer your mammography records from your previous gynecologist to Garden OB/GYN in Queens, NY
  • Make a list of all of your current medications and supplements
  • Know the first date of your last menstrual period

If you’re due for a Pap smear, try to schedule your appointment on a day when you’re not on your period because menstrual flow could affect your results. Or if you need a blood draw, you might need to fast for several hours beforehand, but you can ask the caring team at Garden OB/GYN ahead of time if this applies to you.

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