The Breast Health Centers are focusing
on overcoming barriers that often prevent women from getting mammograms, says Mai Saif, M.D., of
the Breast Health Centers. "In particular we want to address the fear that
mammograms may be uncomfortable,” she says.
The Breast Health Centers offer a softer mammogram by using a cushioned breast pad. There is an
additional charge of $5 for this pad.
The specially designed MammoPad® breast
cushion is placed on the mammography machine to provide a soft,
warm cushion for the breast. The single-use breast cushion has
been found to significantly ease the discomfort of mammography for
The Breast Health Centers are reminding women
to ask their family doctor, gynecologist or other physician to
refer them for a mammogram.