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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.
Advanced method holds promise for substantial improvements in breast cancer diagnosis

Advanced method holds promise for substantial improvements in breast cancer diagnosis

Family history of breast cancer increases risk even in aging women, research finds

Family history of breast cancer increases risk even in aging women, research finds

Loved one's experience has impact on woman's cancer prevention decisions

Loved one's experience has impact on woman's cancer prevention decisions

Study shows MRI as ideal choice for clarifying ambiguous mammography results

Study shows MRI as ideal choice for clarifying ambiguous mammography results

When you need a breast screening, should you get a 3-D mammogram?

When you need a breast screening, should you get a 3-D mammogram?

New drugs and screening techniques reduce breast cancer mortality rates, research shows

New drugs and screening techniques reduce breast cancer mortality rates, research shows

FDA issues approval letter for Planmed Clarity 2D digital mammography system

FDA issues approval letter for Planmed Clarity 2D digital mammography system

Study provides insight into how early-stage breast cancer progresses to invasive ductal carcinoma

Study provides insight into how early-stage breast cancer progresses to invasive ductal carcinoma

Study finds new marker to detect fatal breast cancer

Study finds new marker to detect fatal breast cancer

Stem cells remain healthy following low-dose X-ray exposure, say biophysicists

Stem cells remain healthy following low-dose X-ray exposure, say biophysicists

Bi-annual MRI beats mammograms in detecting breast cancer among women with genetic risk

Bi-annual MRI beats mammograms in detecting breast cancer among women with genetic risk

3D mammography may help rein in cancer screening costs

3D mammography may help rein in cancer screening costs

Guidelines for MRI breast cancer screening not followed in community settings

Guidelines for MRI breast cancer screening not followed in community settings

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center now offers MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center now offers MRI/ultrasound fusion biopsy

Abbreviated breast MRI may be valuable cancer detection tool for women with dense breasts

Abbreviated breast MRI may be valuable cancer detection tool for women with dense breasts

Indonesian study finds low rates of awareness about cervical and breast cancer screening

Indonesian study finds low rates of awareness about cervical and breast cancer screening

Philips launches proof-of-concept pilot for digital pathology services at ehi Live 2017

Philips launches proof-of-concept pilot for digital pathology services at ehi Live 2017

Surveillance rather than surgery can be safe option for women with FEA lesions

Surveillance rather than surgery can be safe option for women with FEA lesions

Majority of women at higher risk for breast cancer decline MRI screenings, study finds

Majority of women at higher risk for breast cancer decline MRI screenings, study finds

New blood test can reliably detect breast cancer in women with dense and non-dense breast tissue

New blood test can reliably detect breast cancer in women with dense and non-dense breast tissue