A screening mammogram enables detecting breast cancer sooner, which increases the odds of being successfully treated.
Why get a mammogram every two years? It helps detect breast cancer earlier, which increases the chances of successful treatment.
Screening mammograms are performed at clinics and screening centres.
A mammogram is a low dose X-ray of the breast tissue that provides detailed images of the breast from various angles. The breast is first placed between two plastic plates, which compress against the breast to flatten it. The procedure can be somewhat uncomfortable, but this discomfort only lasts a few seconds. Compressing the breast tissue enables getting clearer images while minimizing the number of X-rays that have to be taken.
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