Breast cancer is the leading cancer for women in Indian now. Over 1.3 lakh women are being diagnosed with breast cancer every year and over 40,000 succumb to the disease (data from 2014).
Mammography is a simple x-ray which can catch breast cancers at an early age. It is generally recommended after the age of 40 or 45 (depending on which guideline you go with), once every two years. Women with family history of breast cancer should undergo mammography even earlier based on recommendation from their doctor.
When is mammography recommended or prescribed
- Patient/physician identified breast lump
- Focal breast pain/tenderness
- Suspected Abscess
- Spontaneous nipple discharge
- New nipple changes
- Family history of breast cancer
- As a part of regular preventive health check-up after the age of 45.
What are the risks associated with Mammography?
Although patient is exposed to small amount of radiation in the Mammography, dose is less and its benefit overweigh the dose of radiation.
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