November 19, 2020

COVID-19 Breast Screening Update

Premier Surgical Network is proud to follow the American Cancer Society’s breast screening guidelines during COVID-19. While we understand that this can be a very difficult and overwhelming time for many, we would like to remind you that your breast health is a priority.

Women at average risk for breast cancer should have annual screening breast mammography starting at age 45, and women ages 40-44 should also begin annual screening if they choose. During COVID-19, there has been an estimated 87% drop in mammography screenings.

We are following all COVID-19 infection prevention protocols as well as limiting the number of patients in our office at one time. Our surgeons strongly recommend keeping your screening mammography appointment, and, if you are due for a follow up appointment, we encourage you to do so as well.  Early detection is the best prevention.

To read the complete American Cancer Society Guidelines, click here.