Every woman has a story — and maybe a mother, sister, or aunt who’s been touched by breast cancer. Early detection has never been more important, and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Imaging has made keeping up with mammograms a bit easier. Two convenient locations — in both Winston-Salem and Kernersville — offer hours that make it easy to arrange for an appointment that suits your schedule.
We all remember journalist Katie Couric’s breast cancer diagnosis last year, and as part of her words of wisdom after diagnosis and treatment, she left us with a powerful quote. She tells that after hearing her doctor say the word cancer, her feeling of “heart-stopping, suspended animation” went from disbelief to resignation. “Given my family’s history of cancer, why would I be spared? My reaction went from ‘Why me?’ to ‘Why not me?’”
In interviews she also noted her immense gratitude for dedicated scientists and doctors working to find better ways to analyze and treat breast cancer — and the importance of advocating for ourselves!
Serving the women of the Winston-Salem area for the past 14 years, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Imaging partners with the expert radiologists of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, who are both sub-specialized and board-certified in diagnostic interpretation, along with providing the benefits of the latest technology. The outpatient facility offers affordable pricing for both insured and uninsured patients, along with the highest quality, patient-centric care. You’ll also find the staff dedicated to your comfort and convenience.
Adding mammography into a regular wellness routine has helped reduce breast cancer mortality rates by 40%, and while a large percentage of women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history, having a mother, sister, or daughter who has been diagnosed with breast cancer does increase your own chances. Accountability is also important, and many women enlist the help of a “buddy” to make sure their annual screening is scheduled on time. Make a point of going for a mammogram with your mother, sister, or best friend, to keep each other on track!
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Imaging is located at 265 Executive Park Blvd in Winston-Salem, and at 861 Old Winston Road in Kernersville. Reach them at 336-765-5722 to schedule an appointment, or online at wakehealth.edu/mammogram. 3D mammography appointments are conveniently available all week, including evenings and weekends.