Breast health is an important element in maintaining your overall health. Screening methods such as a breast check during your routine gyn exam, regular self-breast exams and screening mammograms can all help to detect breast changes or problems early-on. Early treatment of breast problems can contribute to the success of any treatment that is needed. We recommend monthly breast self exams in addition to annual breast checks at your routine gyn exam. Your provider will usually recommend screening mammograms starting at the age of 40. They may be recommended at an earlier age depending on family history or if symptoms arise. If you are experiencing any breast problems or concerns or would like a referral for a mammogram, please contact our office.