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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.
AI can improve efficiency of radiologists in reading breast cancer screening mammograms

AI can improve efficiency of radiologists in reading breast cancer screening mammograms

Abbreviated MRI may be a valuable tool for supplemental screening of women with dense breasts

Abbreviated MRI may be a valuable tool for supplemental screening of women with dense breasts

Researchers recommend breast cancer screening for Black women aged 40 or below

Researchers recommend breast cancer screening for Black women aged 40 or below

Mammography screening is efficient also for women over the age of 70

Mammography screening is efficient also for women over the age of 70

Removing cost burden increases use of coronary artery calcium screening

Removing cost burden increases use of coronary artery calcium screening

Researchers aim to improve digital thermal imaging as a tool for monitoring cancer

Researchers aim to improve digital thermal imaging as a tool for monitoring cancer

AI algorithm proves to be as accurate as average radiologist in identifying breast cancer

AI algorithm proves to be as accurate as average radiologist in identifying breast cancer

Smartphones could be used to detect Type 2 diabetes

Smartphones could be used to detect Type 2 diabetes

Study: Screening women aged 40-49 reduces breast cancer mortality

Study: Screening women aged 40-49 reduces breast cancer mortality

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