If there's one cancer that women worry about most, it's breast cancer. And the earlier you can detect breast cancer, the better.
Women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health along with a clinical breast exam (CBE) by a health professional every year.
Women should also continue to be aware of how their breasts normally look and feel and report any new breast changes to a health professional.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance has long been a leader in providing breast imaging services for women in the Pacific Northwest. Not only was SCCA the first to offer digital mammography in Western Washington, it has the largest all-digital facility in the region that's staffed with a team of radiologists who specialize in breast imaging. Studies show that in most cases digital mammograms read by specialized radiologists are over 20 percent more accurate at detecting breast cancer than traditional mammograms read by generalists.
To schedule your mammogram at SCCA's Women’s Center or to find out when the SCCA Mobile Mammography Van (the MammoVan) will be in your area, please call (206) 288-7800.
Digital mammography can detect breast cancer at its earliest, most curable stages and the SCCA was the first to offer digital mammography in Seattle.
Our mammography van provides an alternative way to obtain a mammogram by going to health clinics, stores, and other locations for on-site mammograms.
If you can’t make it to SCCA or to the Mammovan for your mammography, here’s a list of the American College of Radiology Accredited Mammography Sites for King, Thurston, and Snohomish Counties.