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A mammogram is a safe test used to look for any problems with a woman's breasts. The test uses a special, low-dose x-ray machine to take pictures of both breasts. The results are recorded on x-ray film or directly onto a computer for a radiologist to examine.

Mammograms allow the doctor to have a closer look for breast lumps and changes in breast tissue. They can show small lumps or growths that a doctor or woman may not be able to feel when doing a clinical breast exam. "Mammography" is the best screening tool that doctors have for finding breast cancer.

If a lump is found, your doctor may order other tests, such as ultrasound or a biopsy--a test where a small amount of tissue is taken from the lump and area around the lump. The tissue is sent to a lab to look for cancer or changes that may mean cancer is likely to develop. Breast lumps or growths can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). Finding breast cancer early means that a woman has a better chance of surviving the disease. There are also more choices for treatment when breast cancer is found early.
Hormonal contraceptives and hair dyes linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Hormonal contraceptives and hair dyes linked to increased risk of breast cancer

Workers without paid sick leave less likely to receive preventive health care screenings, study finds

Workers without paid sick leave less likely to receive preventive health care screenings, study finds

Philips unveils advanced radiology solutions at 2017 ECR to enhance clinical decision-making process

Philips unveils advanced radiology solutions at 2017 ECR to enhance clinical decision-making process

‘Rapid Breast MRI’ method may potentially save thousands of women from cancer

‘Rapid Breast MRI’ method may potentially save thousands of women from cancer

False positives from mammogram screening can be detrimental to future care

False positives from mammogram screening can be detrimental to future care

False positive result causes women to delay subsequent screening mammogram, study finds

False positive result causes women to delay subsequent screening mammogram, study finds

New study explores impact of Affordable Care Act on socioeconomic disparities in cancer screening

New study explores impact of Affordable Care Act on socioeconomic disparities in cancer screening

Increase in double mastectomy is “striking,” says study

Increase in double mastectomy is “striking,” says study

Study finds differences in breast cancer screening rates for racial groups in the U.S.

Study finds differences in breast cancer screening rates for racial groups in the U.S.

Image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies after NST identify breast cancer patients who achieve pCR

Image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies after NST identify breast cancer patients who achieve pCR

Brazil makes progress in reducing gap in health status, but inequalities persist

Brazil makes progress in reducing gap in health status, but inequalities persist

Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging system to be installed at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging system to be installed at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital

Authors call for international efforts to end preventable deaths from breast, cervical cancer

Authors call for international efforts to end preventable deaths from breast, cervical cancer

New digital X-Ray detector uses novel photonics technology to make diagnosis safer for patients, hospital

New digital X-Ray detector uses novel photonics technology to make diagnosis safer for patients, hospital

IDoR 2016 spotlights role of radiology in diagnosis and management of breast diseases

IDoR 2016 spotlights role of radiology in diagnosis and management of breast diseases

Studies look at alternative ways to overcome barriers and improve cancer screening rates

Studies look at alternative ways to overcome barriers and improve cancer screening rates

High breast density makes it hard to detect breast cancer on mammogram

High breast density makes it hard to detect breast cancer on mammogram

Genetic testing of mtDNA may reveal unknown ancestry that influences risk for breast cancer

Genetic testing of mtDNA may reveal unknown ancestry that influences risk for breast cancer

Research consortium to receive 5.1 million euros to develop new device for breast cancer diagnosis

Research consortium to receive 5.1 million euros to develop new device for breast cancer diagnosis

RIT and Rochester Regional Health team up to advance thermal imaging for breast cancer detection

RIT and Rochester Regional Health team up to advance thermal imaging for breast cancer detection