Category Archives: Medical Diagnostic Testing

Mammogram Testing at Millennium Medical Group West

During a mammogram, your breasts are examined by X-rays to detect early breast cancer. The purpose of a doing a mammography exam is to help early detection, diagnose breast diseases, and reduce breast cancer deaths . Mammograms are commonly used because such tests help identify cancer early on, even if the patient does not have any symptoms.

At the Westland Clinic, we offer mammogram testing. Typically, a mammogram system comes in a box that holds a tube in which X-rays are made. This system is used for examining breasts with special tools to hold, compress, and position the breasts so that all angles of the images can be seen. Westland Clinic Mammography

Although X-rays are the oldest form of medical design, it is still the most used in hospitals and in clinics. Getting your body examined exposes your body to a tiny dosage of ionizing radiation. This allows for the X-rays to produce pictures from the inside of your body.

If you are interested in getting a mammogram done today by one of our Medical Clinic Doctors, please feel free to contact our Westland location at 734.728.2130.

May 4th is Melanoma Monday

Melanoma Monday

May 4th is Melanoma Monday. Each year the American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday. On this day, we encourage everyone to learn about melanoma and other types of skin cancer.  The American Academy of Dermatology and Westland Clinic in Michigan also wants everyone to perform self exams. This is very important because this can lead to early detection.

Most Important Thing To Know About Melanoma May 4th Melanoma Monday

 Warming Signs : ABCDE 

Check (A) asymmetry. If your moles are asymmetrical, then you should  seek medical attention.

(B)Border: You should seek medical attention if the border looks uneven.

(C) Color: Several shades of color in a mole is a warning sign.

(D) Diameter: Does your mole has a diameter of 6 mm or more? This is another warning sign.

(E) Evolving: How is the mole changing? Is there any discharge coming from it ? Does it itch? These are signs and if you have them you should seek medical assistance.

Are you experiencing any of these signs. If so, you should make an appointment with your doctor immediately.

5 Common Myths About Breast Cancer

It is expected that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. During this time, Millennium Medical Group encourages everyone to educate themselves and the people around them about breast cancer.

Myth 1: Men can’t get breast cancer.breast-cancer-awareness

Men are 100 times less likely than women to develop breast cancer. Yet, there are over 2,000 men each year who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Myth 2: Only women with a family history can develop breast cancer and that your father’s family history does not matter. 

Did you know that 70 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer had no identifiable risk factors?  The history of  breast cancer on your father’s side is just as important as your mother’s in determining your chances of developing breast cancer.

Myth 3: It is impossible to get breast cancer after getting a mastectomy.

Getting a mastectomy reduces the chances of someone developing breast cancer by an average of 90 percent. There is not a preventative measure that can cause someone to never get breast cancer.

Myth 4: There is nothing that you can do to decrease your chances of breast cancer. You can only just check for the signs.

Making lifestyle changes can lower your risk of developing breast cancer. Making small changes such as getting regular exercise, reducing alcohol consumption, losing weight , or getting regular screenings can help reduce your risk.

Myth 5: Women with fibrocystic breasts have a greater chance of developing breast cancer.

There is no known connection between fibrocystic breasts and the development of breast cancer. It may be more difficult to differentiate between normal and cancerous tissues. Women with fibrocystic breast normally follow their mammogram with an ultrasound.

Recognize the signs:

  • Nipple tenderness
  • Lump development
  • Change in texture or enlargement of pores
  • Change in the size or shape of nipple
  • Swelling or shrinkage in breast size
  • Nipples appearing inward or inverted
  • Clear discharge or bloody discharge

Share this information with others in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Schedule your appointment for a mammogram with Millennium Medical Group today in Michigan. 


Westland Medical Clinic Is Participating In National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the annual national campaign to increase the awareness of breast cancer. Also called NBCAM, October is the month were women, men, public service organizations, professional medical associations and government agencies work together to promote breast cancer awareness all over Michigan and the Nation.single-ribbon-pink-1121367-m

Early detection is imperative, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Individuals who detect this disease early in the localized stage, the 5-year survival rate is 98%. Said by the ‘National Cancer Institute’. Westland Medical offices are actively participating in your early detection and mammography testing for your breast health.

breast cancer awarenessOur Westland Michigan Medical clinic offers mammography exam also called a mammogram. This is a low-cost screening location. Call our office close to you, to schedule your mammogram and take these preventative early detection breast cancer awareness steps. One of the best ways to detect breast cancer early is to plan and practice these steps;

1. Self-breast exam

2. Schedule a Westland clinic breast exam or mammogram

Breast cancer affects millions of women, families and even men, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month raises awareness and is a type of health advocacy to give knowledge and services to individuals and families. Millennium Medical Group in Westland Michigan provides and encourages health care to families, communities and the public. Let us inform and help you this October and any time to early detect, diagnose and find treatment for breast cancer.


Medical Diagnostic Testing for Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan

At our Westland office, we offer different types of Medical Diagnostic testing. If you are not familiar with the term; Medical Diagnostics Testing is the process to determine and identify the possible disorders or diseases. A person gets a medical diagnostic test after they develop symptoms of a particular disease or condition.

Most of our diagnostic testing is non-invasive where the patient has little or no discomfort. Subsequently, you may require more invasive diagnostics because they provide a definitive diagnosis.  It is extremely important to get a medical diagnostic test to confirm that you if you have a problem or better yet; get a clean bill of health.  We use many forms of medical diagnostic testing at our Michigan Medical Clinic.  Some of our medical diagnostic testings include; Ultrasound testing, Echocardiogram, Mammography, Bone Density Testing, Stress Testing, Nuclear Studies, Stress Echoes, Bone Scanning, Thyroid Scan, HIDA Scan, X-ray, Electrocardiogram, Phlebotomy, Pulmonary function tests and EMG testing.

We now offer these tests in our Westland Michigan office on Wayne road.  We also offer Medical Diagnostic testing to all Metro Detroit and Southeastern Michigan at our Westland Clinic.  Please contact our office to schedule an appointment for a Medical Diagnostic test.