Published on October 08, 2020

Essentia Health reminds women to get regular mammograms - Detroit Lakes

October is breast cancer awareness month and during the month, Essentia Health is reminding women to complete or schedule their yearly mammogram.

At Essentia Health, we provide high-quality mammography by compassionate experts who help make the experience as comfortable as possible. Regular mammograms should be part of your lifelong breast care routine.

Routine screening mammograms can help your provider detect breast cancer before you have symptoms. Diagnostic mammograms help identify cancer after you or your provider notice warning signs, such as a breast lump.

When breast cancer is caught early, it’s easier to treat. That’s why Essentia Health recommends women with an average risk of developing breast cancer get a yearly mammogram beginning at age 40.

Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes offers a wide range of scheduling options including early morning, evening and Saturday appointments. Call (218) 847-0811 to schedule a mammography appointment that works with your schedule. No referral is needed.

Concerned about getting a mammogram? Let our team help put you at ease. Technicians will explain the imaging process every step of the way, answer your questions and help you feel as relaxed as possible.

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