The Breast Center at Glendale Adventist Medical Center has
created a technologically advanced medical facility in a compassionate,
warm environment where women can feel comfortable and cared for.
Breast Center Services
The Breast Center provides technology and services to meet all your screening and
surgical needs, including:
Mammography - Following the guidelines of the
American Cancer Society, GAMC recommends that you have your first
(also known as baseline) mammogram between the ages of 35 and
40. After age 40, you should have a mammogram each year.
Stereotactic biopsy - Uses mammography to
pinpoint the area of the breast that needs to be removed for
Breast MRI/ultrasound - MRI and ultrasound can
help detect cancer in women with dense breasts.
Breast reconstruction - Glendale Adventist
Medical Center offers a new approach to mastectomy and
reconstruction that results in a more natural-looking breast.
In addition to their yearly mammogram, it is important for women
to perform monthly breast self-exams and have yearly breast exams
performed by their primary care physician.
While mammogram and ultrasound detect about 90 percent of breast
cancers, 10 percent cannot be seen on a mammogram or on an
ultrasound. These are best detected by physical examination. When
performing a breast self-exam, women should check for the
presence of new lumps under the skin. It is not unusual for the
breast to have some lumps and bumps, so it is new lumps that
should be of concern. If a woman discovers a new lump, she should
make an appointment immediately to see her primary care
To schedule a mammogram, call (818) 409-8192. For a referral to a primary care physician at GAMC, call (818) 409-8100.