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Breast Care

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Holy Family Hospital and it’s team of board certified radiologists provide advanced breast imaging services, from full-field digital mammography and Breast MRI, to cutting edge technologies such as 3-D Mammography, the most exciting advancement in breast cancer detection in more than 30 years, to better detect breast cancer in its earliest stages when it is most treatable.

Holy Family Hospital’s Breast Care Center is designed for convenience and comfort, while offering the best in breast health care services. Cutting-edge technology helps to insure early detection, the key to successful treatment. The use of advanced technology allows Holy Family to offer women of all ages the best in screening and diagnostic services, including:

  • Low-dose mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • Sereotactic and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration and core biopsy
  • Tomosynthesis (3-D mammography)

3-D Mammography
Holy Family’s Methuen campus offers 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.

About Mammography
All women over the age of 20 should include a breast exam as part of their regular health checkups at least every three years. After the age of 40, every woman should have an annual mammogram, as well as a yearly clinical breast exam and monthly self-exams.

Women at greater risk of breast cancer should have a specified breast care schedule with their physician. Risk factors include:

  • Previous history of breast cancer
  • Family history of breast cancer or a precancerous breast condition
  • 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
    • Bleeding or discharge from the nipple

Digital mammography is also offered at the Holy Family Hospital's Haverhill campus.


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.

Our Team

Request An Appointment or Book Online

Please submit the form below to request an appointment or if you prefer to speak with someone directly, please call 800-488-5959.

Please note: Our Steward DoctorFinder team does not book appointments for psychiatry, physical and occupational therapy, bariatric consultations, or radiology testing such as mammograms and x-rays. These appointments can be booked by calling the hospital department directly.

If you choose to request an appointment via the form below a member of our Steward DoctorFinder team will contact you shortly after. We will work with you to secure an appointment at your earliest convenience and at the location of your choice.

DID YOU KNOW?

You can also book online with select Steward Medical Group primary care and women's health providers using ZocDoc.

Resources

    When Was Your Last Mammogram? An annual mammogram remains the best tool for breast cancer detection, yet statistics still show that not enough women are getting screened. Only half of women are getting their routine annual screening.
    Early Detection Boosts Breast Cancer Survival Rates After years of controversy over mammogram guidelines some women continue to get annual mammograms as it remains the best tool in breast cancer detection. But more need to be done to increase access to mammogram screenings.
    Chemoprevention: Chemotherapy to Prevent Rather Than Treat Breast Cancer We often hear about chemotherapy being used to treat cancer, but most people are not aware that it can also be used to prevent cancer in patients with noncancerous lesions cons