Women & Children's Services

Breast Health

Iredell Health System operates a self-requested digital mammography program at our Women's Health Center, which means patients who meet the American Cancer Society guidelines do not have to have a perscription for screening.

The Women's Health Center also teaches techniques for breast self-exams, breast assessment and has available educational materials on topics of special interest to women. Also located at the center are stereotactic breast biopsy services and bone density screening.

Women of all ages are invited to drop by the Women's Health Center for:

  • Free literature on women's health issues
  • Free overnight use of video on breast self-exams

Call 704-878-4551 to make an appointment for:

  • Free training in performing breast self-exams
  • Free breast assessment
  • A screening digital mammogram (self-referral if you meet American Cancer Society guidelines)

The American Cancer society recommends:

For women under age 40

  • A screening mammogram by age 40
  • Monthly breast self-exams
  • Exam by physician every 3 years

For women ages 40 & beyond

  • Mammograms every year
  • Monthly breast self-exams
  • Yearly physician exams

Women who notice any changes in their breasts should see a physician right away.