Each year, over 40 million screening mammograms are performed in the United States as more people are recognizing the vital role they play in early detection. If you have yet to experience a mammogram screening, we will discuss what to expect when you get a mammogram.
When it comes to breast cancer, regular screening tests are a woman’s first line of defense in discovering breast cancer or breast abnormalities during the early stages before progression. Early detection through screening has given women—and men—a fighting chance in beating breast cancer. With that being said, there’s still a lot of uncertainty about when people should actually start undergoing preventative screenings for breast cancer. Oftentimes we get patients asking the age-old question: “When should I get a mammogram”? Here’s some more information on the topic.
A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. Doctors […]
Mammograms are the most common type of women’s imaging used to diagnose and screen for breast cancer. Still, if you’ve never had a mammogram before, chances are you have some questions about the process. Below, we’ll take a look at the most commonly asked questions about mammograms.
What are the benefits of a mammogram?
Mammograms are the single best diagnostic tool available to detect breast cancer well before any symptoms appear. Early detection of breast cancer helps give a woman more choices for treatment as well as a better chance of fighting their breast cancer than they would have if […]