Designed by breast-health professionals and women just like you, the Mercy Breast Center on the campus of Mercy Hospital St. Louis is devoted exclusively to breast care, diagnosis and treatment. Our breast health center is available to all women who need routine screenings or further diagnostic procedures and treatments.
To schedule your mammogram, please call 314-251-6300 or 800-446-3742.
Remember, it is important to have an annual mammogram beginning at the age of 40, to do self-breast exams on a monthly basis and to have yearly clinical breast exams by your doctor.
Getting ready to schedule your first mammogram? Download our Guide to Mammograms to prepare for your appointment.
Our breast radiologists specialize in mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and minimally invasive biopsy techniques. Our oncology nurse navigators help guide you through your entire treatment process.
We ensure the most thorough assessment, plus the convenience and peace-of-mind of coordinated care for diagnosis, treatment and counseling. On-site capabilities and services include:
- Screening and diagnostic in digital mammography
- 3D Tomosynthesis mammography
- Breast ultrasound
- Stereotactic and ultrasound guided core biopsies
- Needle localizations
- Education/support through our Cancer Information Center
- Mobile mammography services
Our Breast Center is a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
By awarding this distinction, the ACR recognizes Mercy’s Breast Center as having earned accreditation in all of the College's voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program Center of Excellence.
You can visit us at one of our scheduled locations, or arrange to have us visit your business, community organization or church group and provide fast and professional screenings on-site. The actual screening takes just 15 minutes and is performed by registered female technologists from Mercy Breast Center. Check out our schedule:
Mercy Breast Center offers 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography for women who are at high risk for breast cancer or who have dense breast tissue. The 3D Tomosynthesis Mammogram can detect breast cancer at early stages because of all the images available to the radiologist. It also helps reduce the number of false positives for breast cancer, so women don't have to return for additional screening mammograms.
If you have a history of breast cancer or someone in your family who has had breast cancer, be sure to ask for the 3D mammogram when you schedule your annnual mammogram. It is available at Mercy Breast Center inTower A on the Mercy Hospital campus and at the Mercy Breast Center at Clayton-Clarkson.
A Breast Health Nurse Navigator is a registered nurse with expertise in breast cancer detection and care. She provides guidance, education and support for our breast cancer patients.
The Breast Health Nurse Navigator is available to all breast care patients and serves as a coordinator throughout every step of detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. She is a resource to guide you, offer support, provide answers, listen and care.How the Navigator helps you:
- Serves as an educator, advocate and guide
- Provides emotional support for you and your family
- Explains options and answers to help you make informed decisions
- Coordinates appointments at the Mercy Breast Center or with physician specialists, if desired
- Acts as a liaison for specialists and resources within the David C. Pratt Cancer Center
- Clarifies medical terminology
- Provides educational materials
- Assists with health insurance questions
- Advocates for underinsured and uninsured women for financial aid.
For more information, please contact the Breast Health Nurse Navigator at 314-251-5486.