Mammography

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Mammography

Studies show that over 16% Indian women in the age group of 40-60 years are at a high risk of contracting invasive breast cancer. Delayed detection is one of the primary reasons why breast cancer proves fatal and is known to result in the aggravation of the condition in 1 out of every 22 women in India. Apollo Clinic provides a comprehensive range of services to diagnose and treat breast cancer and other breast conditions.

What is Mammography?

A Mammography is the first-stage screening test for breast cancer and is widely accepted as one of the most effective methods for the screening of breast cancer. Low-intensity x-rays are passed through each breast in order to determine the presence of any tumour or abnormality in the breast.

Benefits of Mammography

  • Research has shown a 25 per cent reduction in deaths from breast cancer among women who are screened regularly.
  • Can find small cancers before they can be felt or noticed.
  • More less-invasive treatment options available if detected earlier

Procedure

It is a relatively simple procedure

  • You are first asked to remove all your clothes from the waist up.
  • Your breasts are then positioned on a resting plate and a compression device is applied. The compression might cause you a little discomfort, but is necessary in order to produce elaborate and clear pictures of the breast tissue. Be assured that the discomfort is temporary and is not harmful to the breast tissue.
  • Typically, the technologist takes two views of each breast for examination.
  • Once the films are developed, a preliminary assessment is performed by the technologist and then by a radiologist who has special expertise in the interpretation of breast images.

Depending upon the results of the mammography, you may be asked to go for additional imaging such an MRI scan or an Ultrasound.

Be a part of preventive health care and feel empowered.

At Apollo Clinic, we understand the importance of early diagnosis and preemptive treatment. We firmly believe that preventive health care is the best way to ensure the health of your breasts. We are thus, very well-equipped with the best-in-class architecture, infrastructure and equipment in order to conduct high accuracy mammography tests with minimal inconvenience to our patients.

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