GHS’ Breast Health Program encourages all women over 40 years of age to receive an annual mammogram, or earlier if determined by your health history and your physician.
Call (864) 454-8282 to schedule your digital mammogram. A physician referral is not required.
It is critical that mammograms be interpreted by a certified breast-imaging physician. GHS offers the expertise of fellowship trained and board certified breast-imaging physicians.
Mammograms performed at any of the following GHS locations are read by physicians with specialty training in breast imaging and biopsies.
If you have a serious breast problem or question, you may schedule an appointment with a breast surgeon within 24 hours by calling (864) 454-8282.
1210 W. Faris Rd. • GreenvilleGreer Medical Campus
830 S. Buncombe Rd. • Greer (Mon-Thu Only)
North Greenville Medical Campus
807 N. Main St. (Hwy. 276) • Travelers Rest
Simpsonville Medical Campus
727 S.E. Main Street • Simpsonville
Patewood Medical Campus
200 Patewood Drive, Building A • Greenville
Laurens County Medical Campus
22725 U.S. Highway 76 E. • Laurens
Please call (864) 833-9398 to schedule an appointment at this location.
Oconee Medical Campus
298 Memorial Drive • Seneca, SC 29672
Please call (864) 885-7340 to schedule and appointment at this location.
Learn more about the Breast Care Center located at Oconee Memorial Hospital.
The Best Chance Network provides cancer screenings to medically underserved South Carolina women between the ages of 47 and 64. Click here for more information and eligibility guidelines.
Tips for Having a Mammogram
- If you are going to a new place to obtain your mammogram, bring a list of other facilities and dates of past mammograms, biopsies or other breast treatment. Bring your past mammograms to the new facility (or have them sent there).
- On the day of your exam, do not wear antiperspirant or deodorant.
- Wearing a skirt or pants will be easier because you’ll need to remove only your shirt for the exam.
- Be prepared to discuss any medical history that could affect your risk – i.e. past surgery, hormone use, family or personal history of breast cancer.
Screening Mammogram vs. Diagnostic Mammogram
- A screening mammogram is used to look for breast disease in women who have no symptoms.
- A diagnostic mammogram is used to diagnose breast disease in women or men who have symptoms or have an abnormal screening mammogram. During a diagnostic mammogram, more pictures will be taken to carefully study the breast condition.
Biopsies (stereotactic guided, ultrasound guided and MRI guided)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
An MRI scans breast tissue using magnets and radio waves (instead of x-rays) to produce very detailed images of the breast. GHS has dedicated breast MRI with biopsy available if needed.
Women with high risk should get an MRI and a mammogram every year in accordance with doctor recommendations.
Women at moderate risk should talk with their doctor about hte benefits and limitations of adding MRI screening to their yearly mammogram.
For women who are low risk, a yearly MRI is not recommended because a high false positive rate may result in unnecessary biopsies and tests.