As the regional leader in comprehensive breast care, all Baptist Health locations offer digital mammograms. In addition to digital and 3D™ options, the Margaret and Robert Hill Breast Center at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center provides advanced diagnostics and treatments that include minimally invasive procedures.
Regular breast exams are an important aspect of your overall health, but we understand sometimes life gets busy. To take the stress out of your visit, our breast health services are designed to be quick, convenient and supportive.
Routine Screening Mammogram
Early detection begins with you!
While women should tell their healthcare provider about any changes in their breasts’ look and feel, screening mammograms help find breast cancer early — when treatment is more likely to be successful.
The American Cancer Society recommends yearly screening for all women age 45 and older, but you can start as early as 40, if you want or if your doctor recommends it.
You know your body the best, but the dedicated staff at the Margaret and Robert Hill Breast Center wants to help keep you healthy and active. The Hill Breast Center offers digital mammograms, including 3D™ screening options.
Locations for our breast health services were designed with your comfort and privacy in mind. With digital mammography, the procedure can be done quickly – something our patients appreciate.
Specialized Team of Experts
Hill Breast Center is home to a team of radiologists who interpret all screening and diagnostic mammograms for Baptist Health, even procedures performed at our community hospitals.
Our mammographers are board-certified radiologists with additional training in breast health. Our expert team includes credentialed mammography technologists, surgical nurses and others — all who have years of experience taking care of women.
The dedicated team approach is designed to ensure accurate, rapid results. They can also provide a second and third opinion or more, if needed.
Breast Cancer Prevention – A Proactive Approach
More than ever, women are taking a proactive approach to their breast health. At our Breast Screening and Prevention Clinic at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, we help women identified as “high risk” get a true assessment of their breast cancer risk.
Women may be considered at higher risk for breast cancer if they can answer yes to one or more of the following questions, or if their physician recommends a referral for a detailed clinical breast exam and comprehensive risk evaluation.
- Have you ever been told you have dense breasts?
- Have you had a benign or pre-cancerous breast biopsy?
- Have you had prior radiation to the chest area?
- Do you have a personal or family history of ovarian or colon cancer?
- Is there a history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer among your mother, father, brother or sister, or at least two other close relatives?
- Have you taken oral contraceptives or hormone therapy after menopause?
- Did you have your first menstrual period before age 12?
- Did you have your first child after 30 or have you never been pregnant?
For more information or to make an appointment at the Breast Screening and Prevention Clinic, call 904.202.7300
What are the benefits of a digital mammogram?
Our main priority is keeping you healthy.
With that goal in mind, we make every effort possible to identify breast cancer early, develop a personalized treatment plan, and return you to full health.
Baptist Health offers the latest screening technology, including 3D Mammography™ exams. At the Margaret and Robert Hill Breast Center at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center, you can find a variety of screening options, along with comprehensive, leading-edge diagnostic services, such as breast ultrasound, molecular breast imaging (MBI), MRI and biopsy capabilities.
To provide peace of mind, these diagnostic tests can often be done the same day a suspicious result is found on a mammogram.
In addition, our 3D Mammography™ exams — also known as tomosynthesis — provide doctors with a series of detailed images of the breast, allowing them to evaluate the tissue layer by layer. Where 2D mammograms provide a single image of the breast, 3D™ options provide the ability to view tissue as one would pages of a book.
Digital breast (tomosynthesis) screening allows for:
- Immediate viewing of results
- Computerized image enhancement
- 28 percent more cancers are found in women younger than 50, and in those with dense breast tissue
- Reduced radiation exposure by up to 17 percent
If you or a loved one have discovered a lump in the breast, had a suspicious mammogram or been diagnosed with breast cancer, we offer hope, compassion and customized expert care. Baptist Health brings the world-renowned cancer expertise, protocols and practice standards of Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center to Florida with the Baptist MD Anderson in Jacksonville.
Baptist Buddy Check 12 (Self Awareness Program)
Baptist Health physicians and staff, in collaboration with First Coast News anchor Jeanie Blaylock, created this self-exam program more than 25 years ago. Buddy Check programs are now offered in multiple US cities, as well as in Japan and Germany. Here's how it works:
- Get a buddy
- Get your free Buddy Check 12 kit with step-by-step instructions for breast self-examination and self-awareness
- Do your breast self-exam between the 7th and 10th day of your menstrual cycle
- Remind your buddy to perform her exam and ask, "Did you do it?"
- If you find a lump, call your physician