Leading Breast Centers in Orange County and Long Beach

MemorialCare Breast Centers are among the most comprehensive breast cancer centers in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Our compassionate physicians and staff are solely dedicated to the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. MemorialCare Breast Centers are on the leading edge of breast care—equipped with state-of-the-art digital and 3D mammography.

Helping You Maintain Optimal Breast Health

Whether you’re visiting our MemorialCare Breast Centers for a routine mammogram or with needs that are more urgent, our goal is to help you maintain optimal breast health. Our multi-disciplinary team of expert physicians, surgeons, technologists and clinicians take a comprehensive, coordinated approach to treating breast cancer.

COVID-19 Vaccines and Mammograms

The COVID-19 vaccine, like other vaccinations, stimulates your immune system. This can cause temporary enlargement of lymph nodes near where the person was vaccinated. Those lymph nodes can sometimes be seen by the radiologist reading your mammogram and make it appear to be abnormal even when you are OK and there is no indication of cancer. Since enlarged lymph nodes can result in a “false positive” on your mammogram, you could get a request to return for further testing — a call-back — which can be unsettling.

Therefore, mammograms should be scheduled before your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination or four to six weeks after the last dose. That way, there is time for your lymph nodes to return to their normal size. As with any testing recommended by your healthcare provider, women age 40 and above should not delay recommended mammographic screening.

Making an Appointment at a MemorialCare Breast Center

To make an appointment at one of our MemorialCare Breast Centers:

  • Call our breast centers directly for assistance (view location-specific phone numbers above).
  • Send us an email.
  • Ask your physician to refer you for an appointment.