The Women’s Health Center for You

  • Mammography Room

    Digital Mammograms

    • Greater accuracy
    • Lower-dose radiation
    • Dedicated mammogram radiologists
  • Waiting Room

    Comfortable Setting

    • Soothing ambiance with heated gowns
    • Gentle & courteous staff
    • Free wifi & coffee/tea
  • Karen Wong

    "Feel Relaxed"

    “The place is tranquil and the technologists are so gentle. They make you feel relaxed.”
    - Karen W.

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The Women's Health Center in Lafayette

Breast health and prevention with a personal touch and gentle care.

Heated cotton gowns
Private changing rooms
Wireless Internet
Coffee, tea and water
Open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(510) 420-6000

3595 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 350
Lafayette, CA     View Map & Directions

Services at the Women's Health Center in Lafayette

Mammography screening and access to comprehensive follow-up care

Accredited by the American College of Radiology

  • Pelvic Health
  • Physical therapy for urogynecologic pain, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and post-pregnancy problems.

  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Registered dietitian to help women manage diets, gluten intolerance, food allergies and more.

  • Lactation Support
  • Board-certified lactation consultants to help new moms breastfeed.

  • Access to Comprehensive Services
  • Access to diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds and biopsies at the Carol Ann Read Breast
    Health Center in Oakland if your screening mammogram shows an abnormality.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mammograms are low-dose x-rays that can detect breast cancer in a woman’s breasts. They are the most effective tool we have for early detection of breast cancer. Mammograms identify 84 percent of breast cancers. Research shows that screening mammograms reduce deaths of women from breast cancer by 15 to 29 percent.

At age 40 to 45. The American Cancer Society says women should have the choice to start screening mammograms at 40, depending on your risk factors. Recommendations vary so you should discuss the timing of your first mammogram with your primary care doctor.

Mammograms are very safe. Modern mammogram machines use a very low dose of radiation – 0.04 mSv. That’s about the same amount of cosmic radiation you get flying across country on a plane. And it’s the same amount you get in natural background radiation over seven normal weeks. As with most screening tests, there is a risk of false positives, which can lead to stress and follow-up tests. Overall, the benefits outweigh the risks. Women with breast cancer diagnosed in its early stage have a 99 percent survival rate.

Wear a comfortable top that’s easy to remove. Don’t use deodorant or antiperspirant on the day of your mammogram. The chemicals can show up as white spots. Try to schedule your exam after your menstrual period when your breasts are not tender.

There is minor discomfort depending on your breast sensitivity.

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