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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.
Study identifies women who benefit less from digital breast tomosynthesis

Study identifies women who benefit less from digital breast tomosynthesis

Breast cancer simulation models can guide screening recommendations for women

Breast cancer simulation models can guide screening recommendations for women

New technology detects breast cancer using tears

New technology detects breast cancer using tears

Mammogram screening and high fiber diet help combat breast cancer

Mammogram screening and high fiber diet help combat breast cancer

Mammography screening reduces rates of advanced and fatal breast cancers

Mammography screening reduces rates of advanced and fatal breast cancers

Breakthrough study shows liquid biopsy test can safely detect 26 undiagnosed cancers

Breakthrough study shows liquid biopsy test can safely detect 26 undiagnosed cancers

Study of nearly 10,000 women explores feasibility and safety of multi-cancer blood test

Study of nearly 10,000 women explores feasibility and safety of multi-cancer blood test

Breast density, microcalcifications, and masses are heritable features, analysis reveals

Breast density, microcalcifications, and masses are heritable features, analysis reveals

Deep learning algorithm to enhance mammography screening interpretation

Deep learning algorithm to enhance mammography screening interpretation

Abbreviated MRI detects more cancers than 3D mammography in women with dense breasts

Abbreviated MRI detects more cancers than 3D mammography in women with dense breasts

New technology uses microwaves and AI for tumor detection

New technology uses microwaves and AI for tumor detection

New UChicago Medicine River East facility to offer high-quality outpatient care

New UChicago Medicine River East facility to offer high-quality outpatient care

Choice of anesthetic for breast tumor resection may influence cancer outcomes

Choice of anesthetic for breast tumor resection may influence cancer outcomes

New study to measure effects of environmental exposure on young women's breasts

New study to measure effects of environmental exposure on young women's breasts

PET/MRI identifies potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers

PET/MRI identifies potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers

North Macedonia chooses Qaelum's DOSE and MAMMO solutions to ensure quality in radiology units

North Macedonia chooses Qaelum's DOSE and MAMMO solutions to ensure quality in radiology units

Scientists explore women's knowledge and perceptions of breast density, cancer risk

Scientists explore women's knowledge and perceptions of breast density, cancer risk

New kind of AI improves breast cancer risk prediction

New kind of AI improves breast cancer risk prediction

What and why every woman needs to know about dense breasts

What and why every woman needs to know about dense breasts

Shared care model for early follow-up of breast cancer survivors

Shared care model for early follow-up of breast cancer survivors