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

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

New RO1 grant awarded to improve imaging techniques for detecting breast cancer

New RO1 grant awarded to improve imaging techniques for detecting breast cancer

Breast cancer could soon be detected early using a blood test

Breast cancer could soon be detected early using a blood test

Popular health campaigns aren’t always the most productive, says new study

Popular health campaigns aren’t always the most productive, says new study

Internet popularity of health awareness campaigns may not always inspire action

Internet popularity of health awareness campaigns may not always inspire action

A million-dollar marketing juggernaut pushes 3D mammograms

A million-dollar marketing juggernaut pushes 3D mammograms

Combination of AI tool and radiologists identifies breast cancer with 90% accuracy

Combination of AI tool and radiologists identifies breast cancer with 90% accuracy

Cedars-Sinai breast radiologist explains benefits of 3D mammography for every woman

Cedars-Sinai breast radiologist explains benefits of 3D mammography for every woman

Bayshore Medical Center names new building as Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center

Bayshore Medical Center names new building as Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center

Men at high risk of breast cancer may benefit from screening, study shows

Men at high risk of breast cancer may benefit from screening, study shows

Physician-hospital integration increases health care costs, study shows

Physician-hospital integration increases health care costs, study shows

HCI unveils new mobile outreach vehicle to offer education, cancer screening services

HCI unveils new mobile outreach vehicle to offer education, cancer screening services

Perspectives on how to communicate to older adults about stopping cancer screening

Perspectives on how to communicate to older adults about stopping cancer screening

Researchers develop non-invasive method using infrared imaging to better detect breast cancer

Researchers develop non-invasive method using infrared imaging to better detect breast cancer

3D mammograms increasing in popularity for breast cancer screening in the USA

3D mammograms increasing in popularity for breast cancer screening in the USA

New study finds almost 400 established medical practices that don’t work

New study finds almost 400 established medical practices that don’t work

Five states that adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in CRC screening

Five states that adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in CRC screening

AI can predict breast cancer risk up to 5 years before diagnosis

AI can predict breast cancer risk up to 5 years before diagnosis

Mice study uncovers an unknown pathway for breast cancer recurrence

Mice study uncovers an unknown pathway for breast cancer recurrence

Mammograms will soon include breast density says FDA

Mammograms will soon include breast density says FDA