Mammography is an X-Ray examination of breast tissue. The image produced is called mammogram. A mammogram can help detect problems with your breasts, such as cysts or cancer.
- Schedule the test for one week after your period when your breasts are less tender.
- Make sure you get your last mammogram, that lets the doctor compare the two.
- On the morning of your test, wash your breasts and underarms but don’t use deodorant, powder or perfume.
- Wear a top that you can remove easily.
During Your Test
- You will need to undress from the waist up.
- The technologist will position your breast to get the best test results.
- Each of your breasts will be compressed. This helps to get the most complete x-ray image.
After Your Test
- More X-rays are sometimes needed. You’ll be called again if required.
- Breast Sonography may also be used to screen.
- Have mammograms as often as your doctor recommends. Also be sure to do regular breast self-exams.
|Age||35 To 39||40 To 49||50 and Above|
|Examination by your doctor||2 to 3 Yrs||1 to 2 Yrs||Yearly|
|Mammogram||Baseline||1 to 2 Yrs||Yearly|
8 out of 10 Breast lumps are benign and harmless Recommended by American Cancer Society So, earlier the Diagnosis better the cure
Let the technologist know:
- You are pregnant or think you may be.
- You have breast implants.
- You have any scars or moles on or near your breasts.
- You are breastfeeding.