Comforting and Tranquil
While we may not entirely eliminate anxiety, at The Breast Center we go to great lengths to create a relaxing atmosphere and experience. Warm robes, designer gowns, delicate tea service, and original artwork—all are part of the calm, reassuring environment at The Breast Center.
Regular screening mammography has been shown to reduce breast cancer mortality by up to 44 percent, as mammography can often detect breast cancer long before it can be felt. A mammogram could save your life, your mother’s, sister’s, and even your daughter’s. Make a commitment to making breast health a priority in your life—schedule an appointment with 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.