Breast cancer
is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Northside oncologist Dr. Akansha Chowdhary discusses the symptoms of breast cancer, risk factors and the importance of annual mammograms. 

With 30 locations that offer mammograms, every day is Mammography Day at Northside Hospital — and 3D mammography is offered at every location.

Schedule your mammogram today. Online scheduling is now available for screening mammograms. Visit, or call 404-851-6577.

To schedule an appointment on our ScreenAtlanta mobile mammography van, call 770-667-4400.

As a national leader in the fight against breast cancer, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute supports the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommendation for annual mammograms beginning at age 40. Because of their family history, genetic tendency or other risk factors, some women should be screened earlier and may need different types of screening. Talk with your doctor about your personal and family history and whether you should have additional tests or should start screening for breast cancer at an earlier age.

Learn more about breast cancer care at Northside.


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Dr. Akansha Chowdhary

Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

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Dr. Chowdhary is a Board Certified Hematologist and Medical Oncologist in Cumming, GA.  She has experience treating a wide variety of disorders.  She has a special interest in benign hematology as well as lung, breast, prostate, and gastrointestinal disorders.  

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