For COVID or Monkeypox testing, make an appointment at an Urgent Care location, visit or visit the Georgia Department of Public Health website.
You can also schedule a COVID test appointment at any Piedmont QuickCare location. If you have a medical emergency, visit one of our Emergency Departments.

Piedmont Oncology

Breast Cancer

Comprehensive Breast Care Services

From prevention and screening to diagnosis, treatment and wellness, breast specialists at Piedmont Oncology give patients access to the personalized care they need. We believe the best approach to beating breast cancer is to lower the risk of developing the disease.

Breast Cancer Risk Factors:

  • Being female and being older
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • Period starting prior to age of 12
  • Entering menopause at 55 or older
  • Having your first child after age 30 
  • Having no children
  • Having more than 1 alcoholic drink per day
  • Having dense breast tissue
  • Hormone replacement therapy 
  • Obesity/being overweight
  • Physical Inactivity

Lowering Cancer Risk through Prevention

The American Cancer Society lists several steps you can take to lower your risk of breast cancer. These lifestyle changes include:

  • Regular, intentional physical activity
  • Reduced intake of calories
  • Limited alcohol intake

Monthly Self Examination

Conducting a self-exam each month will help women to take a proactive approach to knowing your body and more quickly identifying any changes. For information about breast self-exams, read more about breast health at Piedmont. If you have any questions or concerns, contact a breast health specialist at Piedmont to report any findings or changes to your doctor.

Annual Clinical Examination

An annual breast examination by your doctor is an important part of a yearly physical examination. For an appointment with a primary care doctor or gynecologist near you, call 678-309-5690 (primary care only) or use our convenient Find a Doctor search.

Early Detection through Mammography

Mammography uses low dose x-rays to look for abnormalities in breast tissue that could indicate the presence of breast cancer. Piedmont Oncology provides the most advanced imaging technology.

At Piedmont, while we support annual mammograms starting at age 40, we recommend a personalized approach to mammogram screening recommendations.

After reviewing your individual health and specific risk factors, our specialists will determine when an initial and follow-up mammograms should be scheduled.

Consult with your primary care doctor at 678-309-5690 to determine your personal guidelines for mammogram scheduling.

Schedule Your Annual Mammogram

Piedmont Healthcare has convenient mammogram locations across Georgia. Schedule your annual mammogram today.



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