What is Screening?Screening is looking for the signs of a disease or condition before symptoms begin. The earlier cancer is caught, the better the chance the cancer can be put into remission.
Who Should be Screened?Women with average risk of breast cancer age 40 or older should receive yearly mammograms. Your primary care provider or gynecologist can give you a referral to an imaging center that can do the mammogram.
In Richmond, mammograms are available at
Imaging Center at Reynolds Crossing
6605 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
8260 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Midlothian Imaging Center
8013 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital
101 Harris Road
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital
1500 N. 28th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center
13710 St. Francis Boulevard
Midlothian, VA 23114
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Grove Avenue Imaging Center
2201 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
5801 Bremo Road
Richmond, VA 23226
Bon Secours Short Pump Emergency Center
12320 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233
Women’s Imaging Services at Westchester Medical Park
601 Watkins Centre Parkway
Medical Park 1, Suite 230
Midlothian, VA 23114
Women who are at high risk of breast cancer, such as those who have a family history of breast cancer, may receive screenings starting earlier. The High-Risk Clinic at Virginia Breast Center is designed for women who are at high risk of breast cancer.
MammogramsA mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. It is a quick procedure, with appointments taking about an hour, and can be done without any special preparation.
Mammograms are used for preventative and diagnostic screenings for breast cancer. Preventative screenings are done regularly on women who have no symptoms of breast cancer, to check for breast cancer before the cancer tumor grows large enough to cause symptoms. By catching cancer earlier, it can be treated more effectively. Diagnostic screenings are for women who suspect they may have breast cancer and need an image to confirm the presence of a tumor and see the size, shape, and position of it.