Who should receive a screening mammogram?

Breast Cancer - Signs and Symptoms

There may not be symptoms that appear during the early stages of breast cancer, which is why routine screening mammograms are important for detecting the cancer as early as possible. The most common signs and symptoms are:

  • A lump or thickness in the breast or underarm area
  • A change in color, feel, size or shape of the breast or nipple
  • Unusual pain in the breast or an unusual discharge

Most women should have yearly breast cancer screenings if they:

  • Are 40 years or older.
  • Have a family history of breast cancer, especially a first- or second- degree relative who has had the disease.
  • Have a personal or family history of certain genetic mutations.
  • Have dense breasts.
  • Are considered high risk for breast cancer.

Advanced Imaging Technology

The McLaren Imaging Center - Flint and McLaren Fenton use all digital technology including 3D mammography.

woman having mammogram

3D Mammography - Tomosynthesis Breast Imaging

McLaren offers the most advanced digital mammography technology as part of our ongoing commitment to provide the most clinically advanced services for patients.

Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, 3D exams are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, while simultaneously decreasing the number of women asked to return for additional testing. The technology available at our imaging centers is also the only 3D mammography exam approved by the FDA as superior for women with dense breasts.

The 3D mammography exam has revolutionized how breast cancer is detected by providing a better option for women of all breast densities compared to 2D alone. Researchers have found that a 3D exam:

  • Provides greater accuracy for women across a variety of ages and breast densities.
  • Scans faster for less time under compression.
  • Detects 20-65% more invasive breast cancer compared to 2D mammography alone.
  • Reduces callbacks by up to 40% compared to 2D mammography alone.

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Convenient Locations Near You

McLaren Flint Imaging Center

501 S. Ballenger Hwy.
Flint, MI 48532
(810) 342-4800


  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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McLaren Fenton Imaging

2420 Owen Rd
Fenton, MI 48430
(810) 496-2430


  • Walk-in screening mammograms available Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Scheduled screening mammograms available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m

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