Get Your Mammogram.
Getting regular mammograms is your best defense against breast cancer because it can detect the disease in its early stages -- even before your or a doctor can feel it during a breast exam. Research has clearly shown that mammography increases breast cancer survival rates.
Dr. Morrison will let you know how frequently you should get your mammograms, based on your medical history and risk factors.
It is generally recommended that women get a mammogram every year beginning at age 40. If you discover any of the signs of breast cancer in between mammograms, call Dr. Morrison’s office right away. Read more
Questions about Breast Cancer and Mammograms
What are the signs of breast cancer?
Signs of breast cancer may include pain, skin thickening, nipple discharge or a change in breast size or shape. However, these signs can also be indicators of non-cancerous conditions.
What exactly is a mammogram?
A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. Mammograms are used to check for breast cancer in women who have no signs or symptoms of the disease. Mammogram images make it possible to detect a tumor that cannot be felt. Mammograms also are used to check for breast cancer after a lump or other sign of the disease is found.
Are all mammograms the same?
There are two types of mammogram technology: traditional (film) and digital. To learn more about each – and which may be best suited for you, click here.