Breast Cancer Screening Specialist

At his Encino-based practice, Dr. Behnam Kashanchi has screened many women for breast cancer. Dr. Kashanchi teaches at University of California’s School of Medicine, and he is familiar with the latest breast cancer screening techniques and recommendations.
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Breast Cancer Screening Q & A

by Behnam Kashanchi, MD

What Type of Screening Is Done for Breast Cancer?

A mammogram is the main type of screening that’s performed to check for breast cancer. This breast cancer screening is simply an X-ray of the breast tissue. The X-ray can reveal any tumors that are in the breast tissue, as well as any cases of a ductal carcinoma in situ.

What Is Ductal Carcinoma in Situ?

Ductal carcinoma in situ is a non-invasive form of breast cancer. It starts in the milk ducts and doesn’t spread to other parts of the body, including other breast tissue. Ductal carcinoma in situ itself isn’t life-threatening, but it can signify an increased risk of developing other forms of breast cancer that can spread to other parts of the body.

When Should Women Get Mammograms?

Generally, it’s recommended that middle-aged and older women get a mammogram. Precisely when women should have a mammogram depends on a number of factors, such as age, ethnicity, medical history, and family history. Women should ask their OB/GYN when they ought to have a mammogram done. An OB/GYN can take all of these factors into account and make a recommendation for each individual patient.

How Long Does It Take to Get Results From a Breast Cancer Screening?

It may take a few weeks to get results back from a breast cancer screening, because the X-rays must be developed and then reviewed by a qualified physician who can identify signs of cancer. Patients who want to know precisely when they can expect results should ask their doctor before going for a mammogram.

How Long Does a Breast Cancer Screening Take?

A mammogram takes only part of a day and is routinely done as an outpatient procedure. Women are typically free to return to their daily activities when the screening is over, so it’s easy to schedule around work, family or other obligations.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Beverly Hills Womens Center, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office and ask for Christine if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

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