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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.
CPRIT awards MD Anderson 16 grants to support cancer research and prevention

CPRIT awards MD Anderson 16 grants to support cancer research and prevention

Annual breast cancer screening beginning at age 40 results in highest mortality reduction

Annual breast cancer screening beginning at age 40 results in highest mortality reduction

Exploiting feminism to market unproven health tests to women

Exploiting feminism to market unproven health tests to women

Compact photoacoustic sensing: A game-changer in biomedical diagnostics

Compact photoacoustic sensing: A game-changer in biomedical diagnostics

New imaging approach could revolutionize breast cancer detection

New imaging approach could revolutionize breast cancer detection

New tool identifies potential breast tumors with 91% accuracy

New tool identifies potential breast tumors with 91% accuracy

New blood test technique raises hopes for more sensitive and earlier cancer diagnosis

New blood test technique raises hopes for more sensitive and earlier cancer diagnosis

Study: Breast cancer deaths continue to drop as treatments improve

Study: Breast cancer deaths continue to drop as treatments improve

What led to a decline in US breast cancer mortality between 1975 and 2019?

What led to a decline in US breast cancer mortality between 1975 and 2019?

Novel blood test shows promise in detecting early-stage cancers with high accuracy

Novel blood test shows promise in detecting early-stage cancers with high accuracy

Mammography AI can cost patients extra. Is it worth it?

Mammography AI can cost patients extra. Is it worth it?

Researchers receive $2.4 million grant to validate new blood test for early breast cancer detection

Researchers receive $2.4 million grant to validate new blood test for early breast cancer detection

AI-based risk model for breast cancer screening

AI-based risk model for breast cancer screening

AI chatbot could be a useful clinical decision support tools for physicians

AI chatbot could be a useful clinical decision support tools for physicians

Women over 50 can safely reduce mammogram frequency after breast cancer surgery

Women over 50 can safely reduce mammogram frequency after breast cancer surgery

AI aids in early detection of breast cancer

AI aids in early detection of breast cancer

Mammography's effectiveness uncertain in women over 75, study shows

Mammography's effectiveness uncertain in women over 75, study shows

Regular mammograms linked to significantly reduced breast cancer mortality

Regular mammograms linked to significantly reduced breast cancer mortality

Potential breakthrough in breast cancer: Five proteins identified as risk markers

Potential breakthrough in breast cancer: Five proteins identified as risk markers

Ethnicity and literacy impact likelihood of clinical discussions on breast density

Ethnicity and literacy impact likelihood of clinical discussions on breast density