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Breast health

From regular checkups and screenings to the latest imaging technologies and treatments, you can access all our expert breast care services at our convenient location.

Diagnostic breast center in Richmond, Virginia

Our women's specialists are here to help you manage your breast health.

Whether you need a mammogram or have specific concerns about your breast health, Retreat Doctors’ Hospital, a campus of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, provides you with exceptional services from a knowledgeable, supportive care team.

Screening mammogram

You can now schedule a screening mammogram online.

You can now schedule a screening mammogram online.

Related specialties

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Signs and symptoms of breast abnormalities

In addition to the signs of breast cancer, it is essential to know the symptoms of diseases that occur in the breast and surrounding area, such as:

  • Abnormal nipple discharge
  • Change in size or shape
  • Crusting, flaking or peeling of areola
  • Lactating when not breastfeeding
  • New lump in the breast or underarm
  • Newly inverted nipple
  • Pain in any area
  • Patch of dimpled or irritated skin
  • Thick or swollen area

Our breast care services

Our breast care specialists provide exceptional diagnostic services, helping you throughout the process by answering your questions and addressing concerns.

Complete breast care services

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the U.S. Early detection of this cancer can lead to swift treatment before it spreads.

If your test results confirm the presence of breast cancer, we want you to know that you have access to extensive breast cancer care at our hospital. Our compassionate cancer care team understands a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, which is why we guide and support you throughout your journey — from diagnosis and treatment through survivorship.

Mammography services

Our specialists use digital mammography to obtain high-quality images of your breast tissue. This advanced technology creates more detailed images, which help our team find and diagnose breast cancer early.

Breast cancer screening recommendations

The specialists at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute suggest the following breast cancer screening guidelines:

  • Start monthly breast self-exams beginning at 20 years old
  • Have an annual mammogram screening from 40 to 74 years old (if you are not at high risk of developing breast cancer)

Discuss any family history of breast cancer with your doctor, who will determine if you have certain risk factors that put you at high risk for the disease. If you are high risk, your doctor may suggest beginning breast cancer screenings at an earlier age or having screenings to look deeper into the breast tissue.

Nationally recognized breast care

Retreat Doctor’s Hospital mammography program is accredited by the American College of Radiology for meeting high standards for patient care, image quality and staff experience.

Your breast cancer risk factors

We can help. Use our online assessment to get some insight into your breast health and determine your risk factors for breast cancer.

Take our breast cancer assessment 

How to prepare for your mammogram

During your mammogram, our technicians do everything they can to make the process smooth and comfortable. Beforehand, you can do your part by following these helpful guidelines.

Before your mammogram

If your doctor recommends you undergo a mammogram, remember to:

  • Schedule a mammogram after your menstrual cycle, when your breasts are less tender.
  • Wear a two-piece outfit on the day of your mammogram.
  • Avoid the use of deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or near your breasts on the day of your exam.
  • Bring any previous mammogram or test results with you if they were done at a different imaging center.
  • Tell your physician and radiologist if there is a chance you are pregnant.