United States Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Health Care Upstate New York - VISN 2

Women’s Health Services

Mammography 
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 2
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, Resonstruction)
  • Full Range of Cancer Treatment (Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy)
Resources
Center for Women Veterans
New York State Breast Health Partnership *
American Cancer Society *
American College of Radiology *
BreastCancer.Net *
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer
Foundation
*
Sisters Network, A National African-American Breast Cancer Survivors' Organization *

Contact your Local Representative For More Information on Mammography
Albany VAMC
Linda Carpenello-Dillenbeck, R.T.®,(m)
(518) 626-6350

Hours: Hours: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Monday- Thursday
Location: Room #D239-Second Floor.

Bath VAMC
Greta Ledgerwood RN BSN
(607) 664-4662

Mammograms are scheduled at local mammography accredited sites through your VA Primary Care Provider

Buffalo/Batavia VAMCs
Carolyn Clay, RT, R, M, QM
Sandra Jeziorski, RT, R, M
(716) 862-7820/7821

Location: Buffalo VAMC 2nd Floor, A Wing

Canandaigua VAMC
Tammy Franklin, LCSW
(585) 393-7621

Canandaigua: Mammograms are scheduled at the FF Thompson Hospital and other accredited sites
Rochester:Mammograms are scheduled at Highland Imaging.

Syracuse VAMC
Mary LaRussa, FNP-BC
Women Veterans Program Manager
(315) 425-4400 ext 53866

Mammograms are scheduled through VA for services at Crouse Radiology and other sites.



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