Mammograms are safe and standard breast cancer screenings that can help save your life. While around 73% of women over 45 have had mammograms in the last two years, you might still have questions about this standard health procedure. Please check our mammogram FAQs for answers to your questions. If you don’t see your question answered here, please contact us for more information.
Mammogram - The Basics
Mammogram basics :
A mammogram is an X-ray of your breast. It’s the first line of defense against breast cancer as it can detect abnormal tissue long before it becomes palpable to human touch.
Learn about scheduling your Mammogram:
Women should have the opportunity to start having annual mammograms between the ages of 40-44. If you have an increased risk of breast cancer, your physician might recommend beginning to have screenings earlier.
Mammogram Types and Procedure
Find out the types of Mammograms and what happens during one:
A specially trained radiology technician known as a mammographer performs your test. Mammographers complete specialized training to provide mammograms, both to keep you comfortable and to create clear, detailed images, reducing the risk of you being called back unnecessarily.
Mammogram Results and What to Expect
Learn more about what to expect after your Mammogram:
Mammograms can vary depending on the ratio of fatty and dense breast tissue. In general, a healthy mammogram is predominantly gray, with a few lighter areas representing your fibrous and glandular breast tissue. More white doesn’t necessarily mean that you have breast cancer. It indicates a higher percentage of dense breast tissue.