WHAT HAPPENS DURING A MAMMOGRAM?
Regular screening mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer in its early, more treatable stage. Having regular mammograms makes it easier to compare your images and can reveal changes that are too small for you or your doctor to feel.
Mayfair Diagnostics recommends screening mammography every year from age 40 to 49. Between ages 50-75 regular mammograms are recommended every two years if there are no risks factors that would necessitate a shorter interval, such as a family history of breast cancer or extremely dense breasts. After age 75, screening frequency will depend on a number of factors, including your medical history.
However, many women dread having these exams and delay booking an appointment. We have created a video to show what happens during a mammogram to help reduce anxiety.
Watch the video: