- Mammography is a well-established screening tool that is used to evaluate breast tissue for the possible presence of cancer.
- It is a specific type of imaging system that uses a low-dose of X-Rays to examine breast tissue.
- At SCP all mammograms are performed by qualified Mammographers.
- A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is an excellent method to reveal changes in breast tissue that may have gone undetected during breast self-examination by the patient or doctor.
- The main aim of a mammogram is to detect cancer in its early stages for excellent prognosis.
- A routine Mammogram should be done once a year from the age of 40.
- Patients that have a strong family history (grandmother, mother, sister) should start yearly screenings at the age of 36 (this should however be discussed with your doctor).