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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 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

Researchers develop new method for early and accurate breast cancer screening

Researchers develop new method for early and accurate breast cancer screening

New guidelines from ACR and SBI call for major changes to breast cancer screening process

New guidelines from ACR and SBI call for major changes to breast cancer screening process

Cancers may be detected at smaller size in breasts with implants, study reveals

Cancers may be detected at smaller size in breasts with implants, study reveals

Using harmless red or infrared light to diagnose breast cancer

Using harmless red or infrared light to diagnose breast cancer

New system based on artificial intelligence provides reliable detection of breast cancer

New system based on artificial intelligence provides reliable detection of breast cancer

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