At Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, we understand that in the midst of busy lives, it can be difficult for a woman to prioritize her own health care needs. That is why our Breast Care Center is designed for convenience and comfort, while offering the best in diagnostic services.
Flexible appointments are available, including evening and Saturday hours. A private entrance allows for quick access to the center, and patients are provided changing rooms to prepare for their mammogram, which is performed by a female technologist.
Our multidisciplinary Breast Care Center team includes radiologists, cytopathologists, and specialized surgeons, all of whom are board certified. Our female mammography technologists have all undergone special training and have advanced certification in mammography from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART). In addition, our sensitive and helpful support staff is always on hand to answer any questions or concerns.
The use of advanced technology allows us to offer women of all ages the best in screening and diagnostic services, including low-dose mammography, ultrasound, and stereotactic and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration and core biopsy. At Holy Family, our goal is to utilize the best technology to insure early detection, the key to successful treatment.
We’re proud to offer the latest in breast cancer screening – tomosynthesis, better known as 3-D mammography – the most exciting advancement in breast cancer detection in more than 30 years. 3-D mammography offers benefits over more conventional screening technologies and techniques, improving early detection of smaller breast cancers. Mammography is the most effective method of screening for breast cancer, and early detection is the key to higher survival rates and better prognosis. Schedule your 3-D mammogram today at 978- 686-6492. In most cases, we can provide an appointment within 48 hours and each mammogram is read by a board-certified and 3-D-imaging-trained radiologist.
All women in their 20s and 30s should have a breast exam as part of their regular health checkups at least every three years. After the age of 40, every women should have an annual mammogram as well as a clinical breast exam every year and perform monthly self-exams.
Women at greater risk of breast cancer should have a breast care schedule designed by their physician. Risk factors include a previous history of breast cancer, family history of breast cancer or a precancerous breast condition. In addition, a woman should see her doctor immediately if she experiences any breast changes, or any of the following warning signs: a lump or thickening in the breast or armpit; puckering, dimpling or other breast skin changes; a retracted nipple; or bleeding or discharge from the nipple.
Mammogram appointments can be scheduled by calling central scheduling at 978-722-3800. If you have additional questions or would like assistance from a member of the Breast Care Center staff, please call 978-686-6492 or 978-687-0156 ext. 4179. Digital Mammography is ALSO offered at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley campus in Haverhill.
*Holy Family Hospital possesses a valid Commonwealth of Massachusetts Mammography License and Certificate of Inspection from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Only half of women are getting their routine annual screening despite current evidence that confirms that mammograms offer a substantial benefit to women in their 40s, and that they play an important role in reducing breast cancer mortality. Read more in this recent article.
Holy Family Hospital is the proud recipient of Healthgrades Women’s Health Excellence Award and is ranked among the top 5% of hospitals in the nation for women’ health for the third year in a row (2013, 2014, 2015).
Mammogram Appointments at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen
For screening mammogram appointments (annual screening)
Diagnostic mammograms, please call the Breast Care Center
Breast Care Center
Holy Family Hospital, Methuen
978-687-0156, ext. 4179
Mammograms are also offered at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack
Valley in Haverhill.
To schedule a mammogram, call scheduling at 978-521-8121.