Routine breast exams and general awareness of how to maintain breast health are important elements in living a healthy lifestyle. Screening methods such as regular self-breast exams, breast checks during your routine gynecologic exams, and screening mammographies can all help to detect breast problems early-on. Early treatment of breast problems can contribute to the success of any treatment that is needed.
Self-check breast exams are easy to perform in the home and should be conducted monthly in addition to annual breast exams with your physician at NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center. Depending on your age and individual health, your physician may recommend a more frequent interval of regular check-ups with your health care provider.
Your family history
Family history of breast cancer can place you or your loved ones at risk. NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center offers onsite genetic testing of multiple genes responsible for breast, ovarian, endometrial, colon, pancreatic cancers and melanoma. Do not wonder if you fulfill criteria for testing. Schedule your preventive health appointment with our physicians to see if you are a candidate for testing to ensure appropriate care. Knowledge is strength!
Please contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians if you suspect that you may have any breast health problems.
For more information on breast screenings, read this helpful FAQ from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (PDF)
NCMA Women’s OB/GYN Center
500 Doyle Park, Suite 103
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
- Shazah Khawaja, MD, practice director, obstetrician & gynecologist
- Erin MacDonald, MD, obstetrician & gynecologist
- Cecelia Rondou, CNM, midwife
- Suzanne Saunders, CNM, midwife
- Kirsten Eckert, CNM, WHNP, midwife