If you have been diagnosed with cancer and would like a consultation or second opinion, call 1.855.SHCANCER (855.742.2623).
Betty Ford Breast Care Services offers the most comprehensive breast care in West Michigan. We provide state-of-the-art mammography and screening, diagnostics, education and in-depth care to help women achieve optimal breast health.
Mammography is the best way to detect breast cancer in its early stages. Mammograms can reveal cancer too small to be felt and can detect the disease in women who are otherwise healthy.
Who Should Get a Mammogram?
If a lump is felt in the breast, a mammogram should be scheduled right away.
Mammography also is useful for finding breast lumps that can't be felt but are indicated by other signs, such as breast thickening or swelling, dimpling, distortion, nipple scaliness or discharge, breast or nipple pain, or skin irritation.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, you should schedule a mammogram and a professional breast examination to evaluate the problem.
If you are symptom-free, you should have a baseline mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40 to establish what is normal in your breasts. The American Cancer Society breast cancer screening recommendations include yearly mammograms after age 40.
Depending on family history, your risks and your physician's findings, mammography may be recommended earlier and/or more frequently.
For more information about our services or to set up an appointment, contact Betty Ford Breast Care Services:
Greater Grand Rapids area: 616.774.7998 or 877.495.2626