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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.
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New guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis helps people understand their personal risk

New guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis helps people understand their personal risk

New perspective shows high burden of breast cancer mortality for Black women began in the 1980's

New perspective shows high burden of breast cancer mortality for Black women began in the 1980's

Diagnostic mammograms' accuracy may differ across racial and ethnic groups

Diagnostic mammograms' accuracy may differ across racial and ethnic groups

3D mammography may reduce the chance of advanced breast cancer diagnosis for some women

3D mammography may reduce the chance of advanced breast cancer diagnosis for some women

Community's sleep health predicts children's opportunities for positive growth and success

Community's sleep health predicts children's opportunities for positive growth and success

Dense breasts and benign breast disease associated with elevated risk of breast cancer

Dense breasts and benign breast disease associated with elevated risk of breast cancer

Study finds delayed follow-up care for 47% of patients at high risk for lung cancer

Study finds delayed follow-up care for 47% of patients at high risk for lung cancer

Study finds a steady decline in mammography use by breast cancer survivors

Study finds a steady decline in mammography use by breast cancer survivors

Study shows AI as a promising tool for breast cancer screening programs

Study shows AI as a promising tool for breast cancer screening programs

Study: False positive mammograms are common after a decade of annual breast cancer screening

Study: False positive mammograms are common after a decade of annual breast cancer screening

Routine mammograms may provide clues for heart disease risk in postmenopausal women

Routine mammograms may provide clues for heart disease risk in postmenopausal women

Knowledge about breast density partly linked to women's race/ethnicity and health literacy

Knowledge about breast density partly linked to women's race/ethnicity and health literacy

FUJIFILM Healthcare Europe presents ECHELON™ Smart Plus™

FUJIFILM Healthcare Europe presents ECHELON™ Smart Plus™

UCLA expert urges caution on the adoption of AI technology to analyze breast tumors

UCLA expert urges caution on the adoption of AI technology to analyze breast tumors

New studies explore the potential role of bariatric surgery in reducing breast cancer risk

New studies explore the potential role of bariatric surgery in reducing breast cancer risk

MRI screenings may reduce breast-cancer mortality in women with 3 pathogenic gene variants

MRI screenings may reduce breast-cancer mortality in women with 3 pathogenic gene variants

New NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 53rd Street offers gynecologic, obstetric, and wellness care

New NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 53rd Street offers gynecologic, obstetric, and wellness care

How artificial intelligence is poised to reshape medicine

How artificial intelligence is poised to reshape medicine

Research reveals lower rates of colorectal cancer screening among rural women

Research reveals lower rates of colorectal cancer screening among rural women