Early Detection is Your Best Protection
Regular screening mammography can often detect breast cancer long before it can be felt. That could save your life, your mother’s, sister’s, and even your daughter’s. In fact, research has shown early detection reduces breast cancer mortality by up to 44 percent. Make breast health a priority in your life—do your monthly self-checks and schedule an appointment for your annual mammogram today with The Breast Center.
Some important facts:
A women’s chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime is 1 in 8.
8 out of 9 diagnosed women have no family history of breast cancer.
With early detection the five year survival rate from breast cancer is almost 100%.
The Breast Center at Valley is proud to offer patients the choice of 2D or 3D screening mammography. Our latest Genius 3D mammography™ allows doctors to examine your breast tissue layer by layer. So, instead of viewing all of the complexities of your breast tissue in a flat image, as with traditional 2D mammography, fine details are more visible and no longer hidden by the tissue above or below.
Mammograms Save Lives!
3D screening mammography
Genius 3D mammography
Expert Care Team
We offer an expert team of technicians, radiologists and support staff who are dedicated to putting the needs of our patients first. We understand the anxiety that comes with breast screening and diagnostic testing and work diligently to anticipate needs, providing information and connecting patients with important resources.
Comforting and Tranquil
Christina puts a glow on Breast Center patients receiving treatment at Valley Medical Center.
At The Breast Center we go to great lengths to create a relaxing atmosphere and experience. Warm robes, delicate tea service, a peaceful, comforting space and original artwork—all are part of the calm, reassuring environment at The Breast Center.
What Happens When I Go For My Mammogram?
During mammography, trained technologists use a state-of-the-art breast imaging system to take two pictures of each breast, one from the top and one from the side, ensuring that the largest possible volume of both breasts is imaged. Your breast is compressed, which prevents motion and spreads out overlapping structures of the breast, reducing the radiation dose required. The Breast Center offers an innovative, soft cushion to add comfort to the procedure. Discomfort can be reduced if you avoid having your mammogram immediately before or during your menstrual period.
At The Breast Center, a breast nurse specialist coordinates every aspect of a patient's care. Patients also have access to an extensive library of educational materials, and VMC specialists can recommend patient-led support groups that foster connection and inspiration.
Digital scans provide greater detection
Digital mammography, used at The Breast Center, surpasses conventional X-ray film for detecting breast cancer. Learn more
Schedule your next mammogram
For more information about The Breast Center at Valley Medical Center, information about maintaining your breast health, or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 425.656.5588. You may also request an appointment online, 24-hours a day.
The Breast Center is located on the 4th floor of the Medical Arts Center. View & print a map of our campus.