What is a mammogram?

Mammography is the use of low energy X-rays to detect suspicious breast tissue to prevent or diagnose breast cancer.

Why is it important to get a mammogram?

How is the test done?

  • The test is non-invasive and no preparation should be done in advance.
  • Clothes and jewelery must be removed and the breast placed on the test surface of the machine.
  • Sometimes there is a minor pain in the breast due to machine stress on breast surface
  • The whole process took about fifteen minutes.

Below is a picture of woman receives mammogram

An African-American female technician positions a Caucasian woman at an imaging machine to receive a mammogram. Creator: Rhoda Baer

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

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