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​​​​​​​Breast Health

Women who live and work in Polk County have convenient access to quality breast health services through Polk Medical Center and the support it receives from The Breast Center at Floyd.​

The mission of our experts is to provide the best preventive care and early detection of breast cancer. We recommend that women over the age of 40 should get a mammogram once a year. Those who have a family history of breast cancer or suspect they have signs or symptoms should seek an exam sooner.

Know in 24

The support of The Breast Center at Floyd​ includes the Know in 24 promise unique to the Floyd model of breast health care. We are committed to providing screening mammogram results in 24 hours, eliminating the stress that comes from waiting to hear from your provider and giving you peace of mind.

Mob​​ile Mammography

Our Mobile Mammography Coach travels throughout Polk County providing screening mammograms at local industries and Floyd Primary Care locations. Appointments can be made in Cedartown, Rockmart and Taylorsville. The green-and-pink coach is outfitted with advanced mammography equipment and staffed by specially trained female clinicians. View our current schedule.

Servi​ces

Polk Medical Center offers screening and diagnostic mammograms and breast ultrasound, supported by the comprehensive care of The Breast Center at Floyd

Mammogram

A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of the breast used to detect any changes. Two types of mammograms are used to detect changes in the breast.

  • Screening Mammogram: This basic X-ray of the breast is used for women who have no signs or symptoms of a breast problem. During this screening, most women have two X-rays of each breast.
  • Diagnostic Mammogram: A diagnostic mammogram provides clear, detailed pictures of the breast and is helpful when signs or symptoms of a breast issue arise or when someone has a history of breast disease in their family. A radiologist will compare this against any past mammograms to check for abnormal changes, including lumps and calcifications.

Breast Ultrasound

A breast ultrasound is used if a mammogram shows a change that doesn’t look normal or a lump in the breast tissue. Using sound waves, an ultrasound may also be used when breast tissue is too dense to be scanned accurately by mammography.

Contact

To schedule a mammogram at Polk Medical Center, call 706.509.6840 or request an appo​intment online.