Morton Hospitals's Beast Care and Treatment Center in Taunton, MA
We specialize in comprehensive breast care close to home, including:
Advanced diagnostic and screening capabilities such as mammography, ultrasound, biopsy and access to breast MRI
Coordination of care by our Breast Nurse Navigators
Expert breast surgery, including reconstructive surgery
Digital Mammography Screenings
Morton Hospital's Women's Imaging Center is located in a comfortable, private setting with a dedicated staff devoted to patient comfort and quality service. You can also have a screening mammogram done at our Morton Health Services satellite location, located at 511 West Grove St., Suite 208 in Middleboro. Walk-ins are welcome at our Middleboro location, or you can make an appointment at either location by calling 508-828-7690.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 7:15 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Thursday and Friday: 7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:15-11:45 a.m.
Middleboro (walk-ins welcome at this location):
Monday though Friday: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Our mammography units are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology, certified by the US Department of Health and Human Services, and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Mammogram and breast examination guidelines:
- If you are between the ages of 20 and 40, you should perform a breast self-examination every month and have a breast examination by a physician every three years
- If you are between the ages of 30 and 35 and have a strong family history of breast cancer, you should have a mammogram
- If you are 35 or over, a baseline mammogram should be done for later comparison
- By age 40, you should do a breast self-examination every month, have a breast exam by a physician and a mammography every year
- After age 50, you should continue your breast self-examination every month, and have a physician breast exam and mammogram every year
Who's at risk for breast cancer?
Because breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women, every woman should consider herself at risk. However, the following factors put you at higher risk for breast cancer:
- Over 50 years old
- Previous breast cancer or benign breast disease
- Family history of breast cancer (especially maternal)x
- No full-term pregnancies
- Pregnancy of first child after age 30
- Early menstruation (before age 13)
- Late menopause (after age 52)
- Diet high in fat
What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
Since most breast cancers are discovered by women themselves, it is important for you to know what to look for:
- A lump or thickening in the breast
- A change in breast shape
- Discharge from the nipple
- Skin changes (color, texture, consistency)
- Puckering or dimpling
- Nipple inversion (pulling inward)