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ARC Adds Second Location for Mammograms

Mammograms are an important, potentially life-saving breast cancer prevention screening, but with our busy lives — balancing kids’ schedules, work, needs of other family members — it can be difficult to work in an appointment.

It’s one of the many reasons that ARC has been taking steps to make getting a 3D mammogram, the top-of-the-line breast cancer screening, more convenient for women by offering early morning hours, online appointment scheduling and (now!) a second location.

In addition to ARC Far West, women can now get a 2D or 3D mammogram at ARC South 1st beginning June 6, Mon - Fri from 8am - 4pm. You can start scheduling your mammogram exam now online or by calling 512-443-1311.

Why choose ARC for your mammogram? Let’s count the ways…here are five of them:

  1. ARC patients won't need to fill out a lot of paperwork because ARC already has your verified medical and insurance information.
  2. Patients can conveniently book the screening with their annual physical or book a same-day mammogram any other time. [Note: If you have a scheduled physical, please contact the clinic to make them aware that you’re also interested in a mammogram.]
  3. Patients can also choose to request a 3D mammogram online at ARCappointments.com. (This is a self-referral service which means you do not need a physician’s order.)
  4. ARC accepts most major insurance carriers including Medicare.
  5. All Texas insurance plans are required to cover 3D mammography with no additional fee.

Is ARC Far West more convenient for you? Or, are you looking for an early morning appointment? Check out the ARC Far West mammography schedule here.

Who Needs A Mammogram

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the U.S. and a leading cause of death from cancer - often because it was undetected in the early stages.

The American Cancer Society recommends clinical breast exams for women without symptoms every three years for age 20 to 39 and clinical breast exams and mammograms annually for age 40 or over. Breast self-exams are recommended for women age 20 and over.

Patients at higher risk for breast cancer include:

  • Over age 50
  • Previously had breast cancer or another noncancerous breast disease
  • Have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer
  • Inherited certain genes
  • Had a first menstrual period before age 12
  • Stopped having periods after age 50
  • Never had children or had a first child after age 30
  • Had radiation treatments to the chest area

Visit the ARC Mammogram webpage for more information.

Tags: Breast Cancer, ARC South 1st, mammogram, Breast Cancer Screening, 3D mammogram

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