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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. ... Definitions Referral List The Act What is the Mammography Quality Standards Act? The Mammography Quality Standards Act ... certificate issued by the agency. What standards are mammography facilities required to meet for FDA certification? FDA, ...
  3. ... Consumer Information (MQSA) Frequently Asked Questions About Digital Mammography The following Q&As provide information for consumers ... pay for digital mammography exams? What is digital mammography? Digital mammography is a mammography system where x- ...
  4. FastStats: Mammography/Breast Cancer (National Center for Health Statistics)  
    ... this? Submit What's this? Submit Button NCHS Home Mammography/Breast Cancer Share Compartir Data are for the U.S. Mammography use Percent of women 40 years of age ...
  5. Mammography (American College of Radiology) (Radiological Society of North America)  
    ... What are the limitations of Mammography? What is Mammography? View larger with caption View larger with caption ... top of page What are the limitations of Mammography? Initial mammographic images themselves are not usually enough ...
  6. Regulation of Mammography (American Cancer Society)  
    ... Next Topic Radiation exposure from mammography How is mammography regulated? In the United States, mammography is highly regulated. Although the overall quality of ...
  7. Mammography: What You Need to Know (Food and Drug Administration)  
    ... mail this page Home For Consumers Consumer Updates Mammography: What You Need to Know Search the Consumer ... Lerner, FDA medical officer in the Division of Mammography Quality Standards, discusses the importance of mammography and ...
  8. 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) ... a Certified Facility This list of FDA Certified Mammography Facilities is updated weekly. If you click on ...
  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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