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My First Mammogram

When Carla made her first mammogram appointment, she learned the importance of detecting breast cancer early.


Schedule a Mammogram

Learn how, why, and when to make a mammogram appointment

To make an appointment, complete the secure form on this page or call 413-794-8899.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. During their lifetimes, regardless of breast size or family history, 1 in 8 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis. But early detection makes breast cancer easier to treat.

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COVID-19 Vaccines and Mammography

To ensure accurate screening results, the CDC recommends scheduling screenings or ultrasounds at least 4 weeks after your COVID-19 shot. Research shows that lymph nodes can temporarily enlarge after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Advanced Mammogram Technology

At Baystate Health, we use the most advanced mammogram technology to detect trouble spots early and ensure you get the support and care you need as quickly as possible. Our mammography options include both traditional 2D mammography and 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis or tomo), which uses the same X-rays as a traditional 2D mammogram but creates a 3D image of your breast from all sides.

You and your doctor will decide which type of mammogram is right for you.

Where Can I Get a Mammogram?

No matter where within Baystate your mammogram is performed, your results will be reviewed by our team of breast imaging specialists.

We offer mammography appointments in several locations throughout western Massachusetts, as well as northern Connecticut, including:

No matter where you go for a mammogram within the Baystate Health system, you can expect consistent, compassionate care. Learn more about our mammography locations.

When Do I Need a Mammogram?

You should ask your provider about a breast cancer risk assessment when you turn 40, and you should begin having regular mammograms no later than 50.

Once you start having mammograms, you should schedule one every one to two years. Depending on your family or personal history with breast cancer or other cancers, your doctor may recommend that you start having regular mammograms earlier.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to get a mammogram — it can save your life. Talk to your doctor about your breast cancer risk, or schedule a mammogram today.

Schedule Your Mammogram

It just takes a moment to request an appointment through the secure form on this page. Then we'll contact you with next steps.