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Mammothon 2023

Two Weeks of Convenient Breast Cancer Prevention

Taking place October 16-27, Mammothon is LifeBridge Health’s annual effort to promote breast cancer prevention and early detection. Mammothon offers our communities a quick and convenient mammogram scheduling experience with a personalized approach, allowing patients to easily maximize their chances of life-changing early detection.

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Mammothon Locations

During Mammothon, mammogram screenings will be offered at the following locations:

Herman & Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center at Northwest Hospital

5401 Old Court Rd.
Randallstown, MD 21133

The Center for Breast Health at Carroll Hospital

193 Stoner Ave.
Suite 230
Westminster, MD 21157

Advanced Radiology Pomona Square

1700 Reisterstown Rd.
Suite 112
Baltimore, MD 21208

Advanced Radiology Owings Mills

21 Crossroads Dr.
Suite 100
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Grace Medical Center

2000 W Baltimore St.
Mammography, 3rd floor
Baltimore, MD 21223

Need Help Getting to Your Mammogram?

Through our Wheels for Women program, our staff can arrange free, private transportation through Lyft to and from your mammogram or breast screening appointment. If getting to your appointment is a struggle, let our staff know after scheduling.

  • For transportation to Northwest Hospital
    call 410-521-5913

  • For transportation to Grace Medical Center
    call 410-362-3033

Wheels for Women, is a special partnership with the Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer, which provides free rides through the Lyft ride share service for patients where transportation is a barrier to getting screened.

A Focus on the Facts

To put it simply, breast cancer screenings save lives. The American Cancer Society reports that women who regularly have mammograms are:

  • More likely to benefit to have breast cancer found earlier

  • Less likely to need aggressive breast cancer treatments

  • More likely to be cured of breast cancer

The American Society of Breast Surgeons provides the following key guidelines for breast cancer screenings:

  • Women older than age 25 should undergo formal risk assessment for breast cancer

  • Women with an average risk of breast cancer should initiate yearly screening mammography at age 40

  • Women with a higher-than-average* risk of breast cancer should undergo yearly screening mammography and be offered yearly supplemental imaging; this screening should be initiated at a risk-based age

  • *People considered to be at higher-than-average risk for breast cancer include those who have been exposed to radiation and those who have a family history of breast cancer. Speak with your doctor to learn more about assessing your risk for breast cancer.

297,790 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year
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An Earlier Approach to Early Detection

In the fight against breast cancer, awareness makes a difference in more ways than one. That’s why we’re spreading the word that most insurances cover annual exams starting at age 40. You’re entitled to an annual mammogram from age 40 and up, and by taking advantage of this earlier start to annual exams, you give yourself the best possible chance of prevention and early detection. To find out if you need a referral, consult with your physician and/or insurance provider.

For those considered to be at high risk of breast cancer due to family history or other factors, screening guidelines and recommendations may vary. Genetic testing services may be helpful in assessing your risk level and recommended age for yearly screening.

Learn More About Genetic Testing

Breast Care Our Communities Can Count On

LifeBridge Health is a regional leader in breast health, providing advanced exams, procedures and treatments at our Breast Care Centers located in Northwest and Carroll hospitals, as well as at Grace Medical Center and Pomona Square in Baltimore. With state-of-the-art technology, multidisciplinary teams and an array of dependable support services, these centers serve as comprehensive community hubs for breast health.

Carroll County Hospital

An Inclusive Approach to Breast Exams

Cancer doesn’t discriminate. People of all gender identities can be diagnosed with breast cancer, and LifeBridge Health is committed to ensuring a safe, inclusive and understanding experience for all those who may be at risk. Regardless of who you are, we’re here to help provide you with the best possible chance for prevention and early detection. Consult with your physician and/or insurance provider to find out if you need a referral. Below, we’ve included some of the latest breast cancer prevention guidelines for trans and gender non-conforming people.

Transfeminine Individuals (Male-to-Female)

The Journal of the American College of Radiology recommends screenings for:

  • Average-risk transfeminine individuals 40 years of age or older with five or more years of hormone use

  • Higher than average-risk transfeminine individuals 25 to 30 years of age with five or more years of hormone use

  • Higher than average-risk transfeminine individuals 25 to 30 years old with little to no hormone use.

For average-risk transfeminine individuals with little to no hormone use, no test is appropriate.

Transmasculine Individuals (Female-to-Male)

The Journal of the American College of Radiology recommends screenings for:

  • Average-risk transmasculine individuals who are 40 years of age or older with breast reduction or no chest surgery

  • Intermediate-risk transmasculine individuals 30 years of age or older with breast reduction or no chest surgery

  • High-risk transmasculine individuals 25 to 30 years of age

For transmasculine individuals with bilateral mastectomies (“top surgery”) of any age or risk, no test is appropriate.

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Are you in need of gender-affirming, LGBTQIA+-oriented primary care services? AffirmCare at LifeBridge Health specializes in meeting the health needs of the LGBTQIA+ community.

To learn more about gender-inclusive breast exams, explore our Q&A with oncologist Maria Benjamin.

Breast Cancer Q&A with Dr. Maria Benjamin

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