A mammogram is an important and life-saving tool for women’s health. It is a screening test that detects breast changes that may lead to breast cancer. A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of breast tissue that can detect changes that can not be felt or seen on examination.
Mammograms are performed by specially trained technicians and medical professionals. They will typically use two X-ray plates to compress and flatten the breasts that can help in the detection of early stage cancer or interference of other medical conditions. The mammogram can be beneficial for those who are already at risk of developing breast cancer, and it can also help to detect the disease in its earliest stages.
Mammograms can detect tumors that are too small for manual or clinical breast exams to detect. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the better as it can result in a higher survival rate for those diagnosed. This is one of the main benefits of a mammogram: it can detect breast cancer earlier, giving women a better chance at successful treatment and possibly a cure.
At this time, the most important breast cancer screening test available is the mammogram. All women should consider getting mammograms starting at age 40. It’s important to keep in mind that mammograms will not work for all women; some will not produce accurate results due to denser breast tissue or implants. It’s important to discuss your individual risk factors with your doctor before deciding which test is best for you.
Ultimately, mammograms are the best chance at finding breast cancer early, making them one of the most important and lifesaving tools available for women’s health. Keep in mind that if your mammogram result is normal, you should still consult with your doctor about an appropriate breast cancer screening plan.
At Premium Healthcare, we believe that early diagnosis is key to improving breast cancer survival rates. To schedule your mammogram appointment call us at 305.265.4441 or Book Your Appointment Online.