Mammography

  • 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).