Smart About Dense

In women with dense breast tissue, mammography alone may not be fully effective in detecting cancerous tumors. On a mammogram, dense breast tissue looks white and can hide breast masses or tumors, which also appear white. Women with dense breast tissue are also 4-6 times more likely to develop breast cancer compared to other women of the same age and health. Studies show adding ultrasound to mammography results in approximately 3.5 additional cancers detected per 1,000 patients in those with dense breasts. If your mammogram shows that you have dense breast tissue, talk with your doctor about Automated Breast Volume Scanning (ABVS), the painless, radiation-free 3D breast ultrasound technology.

It could save your life.

Free Mammography Screenings

CPH will be providing free mammography screenings for women who are

  • 40-64 years old
  • underinsured or not insured

Screenings available

  • Friday, October 24, 5-9pm
  • Saturday, October 25,  8am - 3pm

For an appointment, call (315) 261-4760

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To most patients and their families, it means adherence to the most rigorous, medically and scientifically verified standards available. We measure our processes against these standards, and we are dedicated to continuous improvement.

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