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A mammogram is an imaging test to check for signs of breast cancer. Many women worry about how the results may affect their future health. At Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, we don’t keep you waiting.

Our experienced breast cancer specialists provide same-day results you can trust. If we detect abnormal tissue, you have the option of speaking with a team of cancer specialists in the same visit.

What you need to know about mammograms

  • If you’ve had a normal mammogram (no signs of cancer), it’s important to keep up with routine screening. Doing so allows us to detect small changes that could be a sign of cancer.
  • It’s common to experience pressure on your breast during a mammogram, but most women do not experience pain. If you do, it’s just for a moment.
  • Most insurance plans cover mammograms, often at no cost to you as part of your preventive care. If you don’t have insurance, our team has specialists who can help you explore other coverage options.

Schedule your mammogram today

To get more information about our services or to schedule your mammogram, contact us at 210-644-8850.

Why choose us for a mammogram?

We understand that getting a mammogram can be intimidating. We partner with University Health System to help you receive accurate screening with compassion.
Caring breast imaging specialists talk you through the entire process and help you stay as comfortable as possible. Find out more about their breast health services.

We also deliver leading care, including:

  • Advanced techniques: Most women receive tomosynthesis, which uses images from different angles to create a 3D image of the breast. This technique makes it easier to detect abnormal tissue and with better accuracy.
  • Timely results: An experienced breast imaging doctor (radiologist) reviews your scans as soon as they are ready. In some cases, our team gives you your results before you leave the office. 
  • Same-day follow-up testing: If the results are not normal, you have the option of receiving further testing in the same visit. You may need an imaging scan, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or a procedure (biopsy) to take tissue samples.

Exceptional breast cancer monitoring and care

We take a comprehensive approach to help patients who need more care. You receive timely services that reflect our commitment to excellence.

Our offerings include:

  • High-risk screening clinic: We provide genetic testing and counseling to people at risk for inherited forms of breast cancer. Our specialists help you manage your risk with regular follow-up care and cancer prevention recommendations. Read more about our cancer genetics and high-risk screening clinic.
  • Breast cancer program: You get care from highly skilled breast cancer experts. We offer the leading treatments, including therapies that are only available to eligible patients through clinical trials. Find out more about our breast cancer program