BCEDP = Breast Cancer Early Detection Program
One way that you can help reduce your risk of developing cancer is to undergo the appropriate screening tests. Certain screening tests are recommended at baseline ages to prevent cancer or to detect it in its earliest and most curable. However, it is important to note that these baseline ages are established primarily for individuals of average risk, so if you have a family history of a certain cancer, you should consult with your doctor to design a personalized screening program.
The standard imaging test for breast cancer is a mammogram, also known as a mammography exam, which is a low-dose x-ray of a woman breast used to detect breast cancer.
A physical breast examination is when a doctor or nurse physically examines a patient‘s breasts for the following: changes in the skin such as dimpling, scaling, or puckering; any discharge from the nipples; and any difference in appearance between the two breasts, including differences in size or shape. The next step is palpation, in which the examiner inspects the entire breast, the underarm, and the collarbone area.
Free screening mammogram and Clinical Breast Exam (CBE)
We offer mammography, a breast physical exam, and instruction in breast self-examination. Women are advised to get a mammogram by age 40, and annually from age 40 onward. If a woman has a family history of breast cancer, our genetic counselors and physicians will design a personalized screening program for her.
Breast exams are performed by a physician or a certificate physician assistant as part of an annual screening. Performing a monthly breast self-examination (BSE) is also a vital component of a woman‘s health maintenance regimen. We provide one-on-one teaching in BSE.
Our Women’s Health team consists of:
Thao Nguyen, PA
Kelly Tran, MA
Thuy Le, MA