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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: Women who participate in breast screening have greater benefit from treatments

Study: Women who participate in breast screening have greater benefit from treatments

Presence of rare mutations indicates increased risk from interval breast cancers

Presence of rare mutations indicates increased risk from interval breast cancers

Breast tomosynthesis detects 34% more tumors than traditional mammography

Breast tomosynthesis detects 34% more tumors than traditional mammography

AI approach could identify nuanced imaging features specific for recalled-benign mammograms

AI approach could identify nuanced imaging features specific for recalled-benign mammograms

Over 20% of women are paying out-of-pocket costs for their screening mammogram, shows study

Over 20% of women are paying out-of-pocket costs for their screening mammogram, shows study

New book provides evidence that new drugs, medical technologies are safe and effective

New book provides evidence that new drugs, medical technologies are safe and effective

Views of minority women on gender, race/ethnicity may affect how they seek help for health needs

Views of minority women on gender, race/ethnicity may affect how they seek help for health needs

Study: Annual wellness visits improve delivery of preventive services in elderly population

Study: Annual wellness visits improve delivery of preventive services in elderly population

Twice-a-year MRI more effective than mammograms for women with genetic breast cancer risk

Twice-a-year MRI more effective than mammograms for women with genetic breast cancer risk

Screening does not reduce breast cancer mortality

Screening does not reduce breast cancer mortality

All MSP participants with invasive breast cancer can undergo more sparing surgical treatment

All MSP participants with invasive breast cancer can undergo more sparing surgical treatment

Study suggests cancer to be a metabolic disorder rather than genetic disease

Study suggests cancer to be a metabolic disorder rather than genetic disease

Bayshore Medical Center now offers Y-90 radioembolization to treat liver tumors without surgery

Bayshore Medical Center now offers Y-90 radioembolization to treat liver tumors without surgery

New study analyzes dense breast notification and insurance legislation

New study analyzes dense breast notification and insurance legislation

Researchers develop new way to uncover hidden breast cancer tumors

Researchers develop new way to uncover hidden breast cancer tumors

Study finds wide variations in follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer

Study finds wide variations in follow-up imaging for women with non-metastatic breast cancer

Bayshore Medical Center now offers robotic-assisted surgery to community

Bayshore Medical Center now offers robotic-assisted surgery to community

Older women undergoing mammography may have increased awareness to other preventive tests

Older women undergoing mammography may have increased awareness to other preventive tests

Study: Breast cancer survivors do not receive recommended level of screening after surgery

Study: Breast cancer survivors do not receive recommended level of screening after surgery

New pill for breast cancer diagnosis could do a better job than mammograms

New pill for breast cancer diagnosis could do a better job than mammograms