Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women worldwide. In Pakistan, there is no national breast cancer screening program. Mammography is currently the most advanced technology available used for screening to detect breast cancer early.
What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray that allows doctors called radiologists to look for changes in breast tissue.
Why do I need a mammogram?
A mammogram can often find or detect breast cancer early, when it’s small and even before a lump can be felt. This is when it’s easiest to treat.
What do mammograms show?
Mammograms can often show abnormal areas in the breast. They can’t prove that an abnormal area is a cancer, but they can help doctors decide whether more testing is needed.
Are mammograms safe?
Mammograms expose the breast to small amounts of radiation. Expert’s advice that they are clinically safe.