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VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network



What is a Mammogram and Why Should I Have One?

A mammogram is simply an x-ray of the breast. It can detect a lump up to 2 years before it can be felt. Mammography uses a very low level of radiation and is completely safe when done at an accredited center.

About our Services in VISN 22

All benefits are available either by in-house staff or accredited contracted services:

  • ACR Accredited Mammography Services
  • Breast Self-Examination
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast Surgery (Biopsy, Mastectomies, Reconstruction)
  • Full Range of Cancer Treatment (Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy)

Contact our Women Veterans Program for more information on women’s health issues.


Center for Women Veterans
American Cancer Society *
American College of Radiology
National Breast Cancer Foundation *
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation *
Sisters Network, A National African-American Breast Cancer Survivors' Organization *

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Contact Info


  • VA Desert Pacific

Contact Number(s)

  • 562-826-5963

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.