Breast Health & Imaging
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women today. Education and regular screenings improve the chances of detecting cancer in its earliest stages – when it is most treatable.
The American Cancer Society suggests:
- A screening mammogram every year starting at age 40. If you have a family history of breast cancer, you should consult with your doctor for advice on when to begin a baseline mammogram.
- A breast self-exam every month starting at age 20.
- A clinical breast exam every year if you are age 40 or over; every 3 years for women age 20-39.
Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah offers 3D mammograms. Winneshiek Medical Center combines revolutionary imaging technology that provides sharper images, with softer, warmer breast cushions to provide a more positive experience.
Learn more about Breast Imaging at Winneshiek Medical Center or schedule a mammogram at Winneshiek Medical Center by calling 563-387-3022.
Softer, Warmer, Better – Digital Mammography
With every new year, Karen Anderson knows it’s time for her mammogram screening at Winneshiek Medical Center. This January, Karen anticipated a different experience with the new digital mammography technology. “Having worked at Bank of the West in Decorah, and now Seed Savers, I have always found it convenient to have mammograms at WMC,” says Karen