Fast, Accurate Diagnosis for Your Breast Health Concerns
If you notice a change in your breast, you want answers fast. University Health aims to provide you with all routine imaging results before you leave. We are the only breast health program in the San Antonio area where you receive such responsive care.
Comprehensive Breast Imaging and Testing
Our services extend well beyond mammograms to include comprehensive testing and diagnostic services to identify and treat all types of breast conditions. To diagnose your breast issue, you may undergo:
- Breast ultrasound examination
- Clinical breast exams
- Diagnostic mammography
- MRI screening
- Screening mammography
- Hologic 3D mammography
- BRCA1 & BRCA2 cancer risk and genetic testing
Early detection is the key to surviving breast cancer. Women aged 40 and older should have a mammogram every year and continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.
Some insurance companies pay for mammograms for women ages 35-39. If you’re in this age range, please talk with your doctor to receive a referral for a mammogram screening.
We offer several options for getting a mammogram:
- Schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations
- Mobile mammography through our healthyUexpress that can be sent to your place of business at no cost
- Financial assistance to cover the cost of your screening mammogram for qualifying women
In our offices, you can receive the results of your mammogram while you wait. For mobile mammography, you’ll get results the same day or next business day.
Clinical Breast Exam
Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a regular exam by a doctor, preferably every three years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health expert every year. Consider having a CBE shortly before a mammogram.
Women should talk to their doctor about any changes in how their breasts look or feel. See a doctor right away if you notice any of these changes:
- A lump or swelling
- Skin irritation or dimpling
- Nipple pain or the nipple turning inward
- Redness or scaliness of the nipple or breast skin
- A discharge other than breast milk
Remember, often these breast changes are not signs of cancer.
Women at high risk
Women with a family history of breast cancer (mother, sister or daughter) as well as women with a previous history of breast cancer are considered high risk for the disease. Women with a higher risk for breast cancer should talk to their doctor about following an early detection plan.
Mammograms may be needed at an earlier age, getting extra tests or having more frequent exams.
Coordinated Breast Care for Smooth Communication
At University Health, you have just one electronic medical record. That means your breast test results flow seamlessly from the imaging center to your health care provider. There’s no need to hand-carry your test results to your doctor.