Breast Care Imaging
Kaiser Permanente recommends mammograms for women age 40 to 70. Cancer is most easily treated when it’s discovered in an early stage. Mammograms don’t prevent breast cancer or reduce your risk of developing cancer. But from ages 40 to 70, mammograms may help reduce deaths from breast cancer.
Your doctor may recommend testing at a younger age if you have risk factors for breast cancer.
A mammogram can seem to detect a cancer, when in fact there’s no cancer there. This is called a false-positive result. It can occur at any age, but it’s more likely to occur if you are age 40 to 59. About 5% to 10% of screening mammograms will require more testing. This may include another mammogram of specific breast tissue or another test, such as an ultrasound. Most of these tests will show that no cancer is present.
Members may direct book an appointment if due for a mammogram
By referral only
Marshall Medical Offices
Fourth Floor, Dept. 450
905 Maple St., Redwood City, 94063
(Entry to underground parking Is on Marshall Court.)
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.