LANAI MAMMOGRAM PROGRAM
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Getting timely mammograms is important. These noninvasive screening tests can detect cancer even before a lump can be felt. Finding breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages is key to a successful outcome.
When it comes time for your next breast cancer screening, you don't have to travel far from home. Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) offers high-quality screening mammograms without a referral. And we take all insurance plans, so you don't have to worry about coverage.
Here are some other reasons to choose MMMC for your next mammogram.
Regular screenings help find breast cancer early, when it's often easier to treat.
Tips for your ease, comfort and an accurate exam
Regular mammograms help find cancer in its early stages, when it's usually easier to treat. In fact, when breast cancer is detected before it spreads, the average 5-year survival rate is 99%.
Schedule your mammogram for the week after your period, when your breasts are less likely to be swollen and tender. If you have implants, tell the facility when you make the appointment.
Arrange for any previous mammograms to be sent for comparison. Or get copies to bring with you.
WHAT TO AVOID
On the day of your mammogram, don't use deodorant, powders, lotions or perfumes on your chest or arms. These products can show up as white spots on your mammogram, affecting its accuracy.
HOW TO DRESS
Wear a top or blouse—with pants or a skirt—rather than a dress. That way, you'll only need to undress from the waist up.
SPEAK UP AT YOUR EXAM
Let the technologist know about any concerns you have about your breasts.
KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT
Find out when and how you'll be notified of the results of your mammogram.
PROTECT YOUR FUTURE
Women age 45 or older should get regular mammograms, according to the American Cancer Society. Women with a high risk of breast cancer should start screening earlier.
Review your risk for breast cancer with your doctor, and determine a screening schedule that’s right for you.
What's your personal risk of breast cancer?
With this assessment tool, you can learn more about what raises breast cancer risk and which of those factors apply to you.
Sources: American Cancer Society; RadiologyInfo.org
MMMC's Imaging Department has invested in some of the most advanced imaging equipment in Hawaii, including the GE Senographe Mammography System. Medical imaging equipment this sophisticated is usually available only at academic medical centers on the mainland.
This newer technology offers:
Technology isn't the only reason our mammogram services stand out. Our highly trained and experienced imaging team is led by a radiologist with many years of experience.
MMMC also partners with Renaissance Imaging Medical Associates. This arrangement means the radiologist who reads your mammogram report will have access to specialists on the mainland, if additional expertise is needed to interpret the findings.
After your mammogram, the images will be viewed within 24 hours or less. So if the team finds that more images are needed to provide an accurate picture of your breast health, those images can be taken promptly.
If additional tests—such as ultrasound, a biopsy or another diagnostic mammogram—are needed, they can be done right here at MMMC.
We know you're busy. That is why we make a wide range of appointment times available for you.
We also offer complimentary valet parking so you can get in and out of your appointment and back to your day as quick and easy as possible.
If you have no health insurance or you're underinsured, give us a call at 808.243.3012. We can tell you about options for mammogram screenings that may be available to you.