Prevent Breast Cancer – Get Breast Mammography Done On Time

Mammography is the screening tool that plays a pivotal role in early breast cancer detection and helps decrease breast cancer deaths. Low-dose X-rays are used to examine the breast.

Imaging with x-rays involves exposing a part of the body to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce images of the inside of the body.  During Breast Mammography, the breast is compressed between two firm surfaces to spread out the breast tissue.The x-rays capture images of your breasts that are used by the doctor to detect cancer.

Breast Mammography is done either for screening or for diagnostic purposes. The number of times this test needs to be conducted depends on your age and your risk of breast cancer. Using this technique, doctors can detect tumors and other abnormalities.

A mammogram can be used either for screening or for diagnostic purposes in evaluating a breast lump. How often you should have a mammogram depends on your age and your risk of breast cancer.

Screening mammography: This technique is used to detect breast changes in women who have no signs or symptoms of breast abnormalities. The key idea is to detect cancer before any clinical signs are visible. This requires at least two mammograms from different angles of each breast.

Diagnostic mammography: This technique is used to investigate suspicious breast changes, such as a breast lump, breast pain, nipple thickening or nipple discharge or to evaluate abnormal findings on a screening mammogram.

It is advisable to start Breast Mammography at the age of 40. If you have a high risk of breast cancer, doctor may recommend magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in combination with mammograms.


 


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