Screening Mammograms

There are three stages, or phases, of mammography: SCREENING, DIAGNOSTICS and BIOPSY.

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What Is A Screening Mammogram?

Most agree that mammography can play a vital role in the early detection of breast cancers. Much of the research that has been provided states screening mammography can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can actually feel them.

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Therefore, screening mammograms are designed and requested to improve the detection of early breast cancer, or other diseases or abnormalities, when they are more likely to be curable. The earlier you find something that has changed, the easier it is to correct it.

Most, but not all organizations, recommend women began breast cancer screening at age 40. They also recommend women have repeat mammograms every 1 to 2 years after that.

Here's a list of

2018 Mammogram Guidelines & Recommendations

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The list contains 12 major medical organizations including
National Cancer Institute
American Medical Association
National Medical Association
American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Radiology
The American Cancer Society
and others.

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ABOVE: Top down view of screening mammogram, tinted in blue for effect.

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ABOVE: Side view of screening mammogram.

See the four standard views or angles here.


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