Importance of Regular Mammograms & Safety Measures in Place

Importance of Regular Mammograms & Safety Measures in Place

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many different types of routine care appointments were delayed or cancelled by patient choice, including routine mammograms.

As we being to welcome back patients at Kearney Regional Medical Center, patient and staff safety remain our top priority. All patients are screened for COVID-19 upon arrival and will be required to wear a mask. You may bring your own cloth mask or a surgical mask will be provided.

A mammogram is a non-invasive X-ray used to check breasts for breast cancer and other abnormalities. It is the only test shown to reduce breast cancer deaths. Mammograms can detect cancer early — when most treatable — long before it can be felt. This improves odds of survival and can help avoid more extensive treatment.

According to the American Cancer Society, women ages 40 to 44 should start annual mammograms if recommended by their doctor. Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.

Kearney Regional Medical Center offers both 2-D and 3-D mammograms, and is accredited by the American College of Radiology. Learn more >>

Appointments can be made by calling 308-455-3600 and are currently available Monday through Friday 8:00-4:30.