McLeskey Comprehensive Breast Center

Making Breast Care as Comfortable as Possible.

The McLeskey Comprehensive Breast Center is among an elite group designated as an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.

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High Standards for Quality

After rigorous evaluation, our center is NAPBC accredited in the three major areas of breast imaging and cancer detection: mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and ultrasound-guided biopsy. We also are proud to say that all mammograms are ready by a fellowship-trained breast radiologist, plus are further supported by nurse navigators should there be questions along the way.

Our goal is to provide a seamless experience and offer a calm, patient-centered environment to make breast health care as easy and comfortable as possible.

Call 757-624-0120 for more information.

More About Mammography

What is a Mammogram?

Mammograms are X-ray pictures of your breast. The pictures help detect breast cancer. A mammogram allows the doctor to have a closer look at changes in breast tissue that cannot be felt during a breast exam.

What can a mammogram tell my doctor?

During a screening or diagnostic mammogram, radiologists will look at X-rays for breast changes that look abnormal and for differences in each breast. They will also compare past mammograms and look for lumps and calcifications.

What are the screening guidelines for a mammogram?

Screenings allow for earlier detection, diagnosis and more effective treatment. The American Cancer Society recommends mammograms as one of the first lines of defense against breast cancer.

The Sentara Cancer Network’s current guidelines for screening a person at average risk for breast cancer:

  • Women, beginning at age 40, should have annual mammograms or at a time recommended by your physician based on personal and family history
  • Screenings should continue while the woman is in good health and expected to live 10 years or longer.

Where can I learn more about how to prepare and what to expect?

We have a wealth of information on our main Sentara website. Visit us at

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Mobile Mammography

Our Sentara mobile mammography van travels to sites throughout Virginia and North Carolina, making mammography appointments fast and convenient. The mobile unit is designed for comfort, with private dressing rooms, central air/heating and a platform step for safer entry.

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