At an Austin radiology center on a recent afternoon, a technologist pointed to an X-ray image to explain what doctors can see on a 3-D mammogram
more clearly than on a 2-D one: blood vessels, mammary glands - and early signs of cancer.
Today, five mammogram
centres operate in Nicosia, Limassol, Paphos, Larnaca and Famagusta.
Every week, I see women diagnosed with advanced breast cancer who have never had (or have not recently had) a screening mammogram
A woman will often be called back on her first screening mammogram
because she has no previous exams for comparison.
But women are being advised that breast cancer can be missed if the mammogram
is not carried out correctly.
My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 40s after an annual mammogram
With so many things that factor into your risk, it's important to catch any warning signs early with screenings such as a mammogram
Recent research has revealed that more than three-quarters (78 percent) of women surveyed said they strongly believe mammograms
are important, but nearly half (46 percent) of the women had not had an annual mammogram
The American Cancer Society recommends that women with dense breast tissue undergo a clinical breast exam at least every three years starting at age 20, and a mammogram
every year starting at age 40.
Safe and highly accurate, a mammogram
is an X-ray photograph of the breast.
The study gives longer follow-up on nearly 90,000 women who had annual breast exams by a nurse to check for lumps plus a mammogram
, or the nurse's breast exam alone.
During 1993-2010, among women aged 50-64 years, insured women were more likely than uninsured women to report having a mammogram
in the past 2 years.