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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.
HCI unveils new mobile outreach vehicle to offer education, cancer screening services

HCI unveils new mobile outreach vehicle to offer education, cancer screening services

Perspectives on how to communicate to older adults about stopping cancer screening

Perspectives on how to communicate to older adults about stopping cancer screening

Researchers develop non-invasive method using infrared imaging to better detect breast cancer

Researchers develop non-invasive method using infrared imaging to better detect breast cancer

3D mammograms increasing in popularity for breast cancer screening in the USA

3D mammograms increasing in popularity for breast cancer screening in the USA

New study finds almost 400 established medical practices that don’t work

New study finds almost 400 established medical practices that don’t work

Five states that adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in CRC screening

Five states that adopted Medicaid expansion saw larger increases in CRC screening

AI can predict breast cancer risk up to 5 years before diagnosis

AI can predict breast cancer risk up to 5 years before diagnosis

Mice study uncovers an unknown pathway for breast cancer recurrence

Mice study uncovers an unknown pathway for breast cancer recurrence

Mammograms will soon include breast density says FDA

Mammograms will soon include breast density says FDA

Artificial intelligence systems may detect breast cancer as accurately as radiologists

Artificial intelligence systems may detect breast cancer as accurately as radiologists

WVU researchers evaluate first-of-its-kind blood test for detecting colorectal cancer

WVU researchers evaluate first-of-its-kind blood test for detecting colorectal cancer

Study explores episodic bundled payment model for breast cancer screening

Study explores episodic bundled payment model for breast cancer screening

FDA warns Total Thermal Imaging for illegally marketing unapproved thermography device

FDA warns Total Thermal Imaging for illegally marketing unapproved thermography device

New machine learning method predicts if atypical ductal hyperplasia will turn cancerous

New machine learning method predicts if atypical ductal hyperplasia will turn cancerous

Breast cancer screening age should be lowered to 35 for those with a family history

Breast cancer screening age should be lowered to 35 for those with a family history

More than half a million breast cancer patient's lives saved by improvements in treatment

More than half a million breast cancer patient's lives saved by improvements in treatment

New recommendations on breast cancer screening and diagnosis released

New recommendations on breast cancer screening and diagnosis released

World Cancer Day 2019 highlights the need for urgent action to improve early cancer detection

World Cancer Day 2019 highlights the need for urgent action to improve early cancer detection

Study: Thousands of women get unnecessary mammograms before breast reduction surgery

Study: Thousands of women get unnecessary mammograms before breast reduction surgery

Study identifies prominent socioeconomic and racial disparities in health behavior in Indiana

Study identifies prominent socioeconomic and racial disparities in health behavior in Indiana