About Mammography

Here’s What You Should Know

Mammograms save lives. For most women, a mammogram is the best way to find breast cancer as early as possible. A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray of the breast that can effectively help detect breast cancer. A screening mammogram is performed in patients who have no clinical symptoms. Only 4 to 7 screening mammograms in 1,000 lead to a diagnosis of breast cancer.

 

Screening Mammography Guidelines

Early detection of breast cancer is important and greatly improves chances of survival. Mammograms are the most effective screening tool used to detect breast cancer. Current guidelines from the American College of Radiology (ACR) recommend screening mammography every year for women of average risk beginning at age 40 and should be continued annually. 

Your First Mammogram

Getting your first mammogram can be stressful. After all, it’s your first one, so you may not know exactly what to expect.

Our team of compassionate professionals will guide you and walk you through every step of the process.