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A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. It can be used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. It can also be used if you have a lump or other sign of breast cancer.

Screening mammography is the type of mammogram that checks you when you have no symptoms. It can help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 70. But it can also have drawbacks. Mammograms can sometimes find something that looks abnormal but isn't cancer. This leads to further testing and can cause you anxiety. Sometimes mammograms can miss cancer when it is there. It also exposes you to radiation. You should talk to your doctor about the benefits and drawbacks of mammograms. Together, you can decide when to start and how often to have a mammogram.

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  1. Mammography (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... lump or other sign of breast cancer. Screening mammography is the type of mammogram that checks you ...
  2. ... The following Q&As provide background on the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) and mammography facilities. F requently A sked Q uestions about: ...
  3. FastStats: Mammography/Breast Cancer (National Center for Health Statistics)  
    ... State and Territorial Data NCHS Home FastStats Home Mammography/Breast Cancer Data are for the U.S. Mammography use Percent of women 40 years of age ... States, 2013, table 83 [PDF - 9.8 MB] Mammography use: Physician office visits Number of physician office ...
  4. Regulation of Mammography (American Cancer Society)  
    ... doctor look for on a mammogram? How is mammography regulated? In the United States, mammography is highly ... in addition to the summary. Radiation exposure from mammography The modern mammography machine uses low radiation doses ...
  5. ... Articles Other Resources Frequently Asked Questions About Digital Mammography The following Q&As provide information for consumers about Digital Mammography. F requently A sked Q uestions: What is ...
  6. ... please enable JavaScript. Personal Reminders Seem to Boost Mammography Rates Signed letter from family doctor generates greater ... Preidt Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Mammography Women's Health WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- ...
  7. FDA Certified Mammography Facilities (Food and Drug Administration)  
    ... E-mail this page Home Radiation-Emitting Products Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program Consumer Information (MQSA) Mammography Quality Standards Act and Program Consumer Information (MQSA) ...
  8. Mammography (American College of Radiology) (Radiological Society of North America)  
    ... View larger with caption View larger with caption Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses ... dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid ...
  9. ... be clearly seen on the first test. Digital mammography is a newer technique. It allows the x- ... Mammography is performed to screen women to detect early breast cancer when it is more likely to ...
  10. ClinicalTrials.gov: Mammography From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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