Mammograms

A mammogram is an x-ray photograph of the breast. It is used to check for tumors and detect breast cancer among people who do not manifest any symptoms of the disease.

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What is a negative result from a mammogram also known as?

A normal mammogram may be rated as BIRADS 1 or negative, which means no abnormalities were seen.

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What extra steps are taken during a diagnostic mammogram?

Additional x rays from other angles or special views of certain areas are taken.

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If x rays can cause cancer why would a woman have a mammogram?

Its rare for a person to get cancer from an x-ray, but it's better to be safe than sorry. I wouldn't take any chances not to check for cancer so women get mammograms just to be safe.

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What is the price for the Mammogram Test in the Philippines?

12 to 15 thousand....

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When should a woman get her first mammogram?

That is debatable.

Nearly all US organizations recommend regular, usually annual, mammograms from age 50-65. Just about all recommend starting at age 40 but many say it is OK to do them every other year from 40-50.

The US task force for prevenative health services recently did a study that suggested that for women aged 40-49 who are at average risk for every one breast cancer death that is averted through mammography:

- 1900 mammograms need to be done.

- 600 repeat mammograms will be done.

- 50-100 of those will have a biopsy done.

- 3-6 women will be diagnosed with cancer and have some combination of surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy for a lump that would never have killed them.

They did not recommend against screening in women in their 40's but said that it should not be automatic and should be done after careful consideration of the risks and benefits.

Some factors, such as family history, may make earlier screening worth while.

If you feel a lump that is no longer screening and should be investigated to matter what the age.

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Who are candidates for screening mammograms?

A screening test, by definition, is used for patients without any signs or symptoms in order to detect disease as early as possible.

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What does a BIRADS 5 result from a mammogram mean?

BIRADS 5 means an abnormality is highly suggestive of cancer. The suspicious area should be biopsied.

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What does a BIRADS 3 result from a mammogram indicate?

Many mammograms are considered borderline or indeterminate in their findings. BIRADS 3 means an abnormality is present and probably (but not definitely) benign.

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What does a mammogram detect?

the word means "breast photo", it finds irregularities like tumors and cysts.

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What is mammograms used for?

Detection of Breast Cancer and abnormatlities in the breast

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What is a bilateral mammogram?

A bilateral mammogram is a procedure done by a health care expert in order to evaluate breast tissues for abnormalities. These abnormalities could include cysts or breast cancer.

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Would Medicare pay for a second mammogram if needed?

Insurance companies will pay for a second mammograms also known as a diagnostic mammogram, as long as you have an order from your physician for it. Be aware that there will be a co-pay for this exam since it is not part of your yearly screening exam, which most companies pay at 100%

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Why is it beneficial to get a doctor's referral for a mammogram?

Some insurance policies require a doctor's prescription to ensure payment.

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When are secondary x-rays taken following a mammogram?

More commonly, especially for screening mammograms, the woman is called back on another day for these additional films.

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When are more than four x-rays taken during a mammogram?

Additional x rays, using special paddles, different breast positions, or other techniques are usually taken for a diagnostic mammogram.

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What is the benefit of having a screening mammogram?

Many studies have shown that having regular mammograms increases a woman's chances of finding breast cancer in an early stage, when it is more likely to be curable.

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How many X-rays are taken during a screening mammogram?

A total of four x rays, two of each breast, are taken for a screening mammogram.

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What is a mammogram test for?

In short answer: the purpose of a mammogram is to detect breast cancer.

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What age Recommended age for a mammogram?

35 if family history. Otherwise 40.

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Why are mammograms called mammograms?

Your breasts are your mammary glands.

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Can you have a mammogram in the first month of pregnancy?

No you should not have a mammogram during pregnancy at all. If the doctors think there is a reason to examine your breast tissue there are other tests, like an ultrasound that can be done. (Besides double ouch!!)

If you had a mammogram before you were aware of the pregnancy, discuss the possible problems with your doctor or midwife.

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How much does a mammogram cost in America?

I just received a bill for $350 for a mammogram from a service in Oregon. This is the uninsured bill, which I was told would be discounted. I think it's awfully high, so I'm going to be asking for an adjustment before I pay it. It can't hurt to ask.

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How often should a woman get a mammogram?

Recommendations from recognized authorities have differed on this issue based on available evidence. The United States Prevention Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends beginning mammogram screenings at age 50 and getting one every 2 years. The American Cancer Society recommends beginning mammogram screening at age 40 and getting one each year. It's best to be aware of these recommendations and have a discussion with your doctor about how often you should get a mammogram. Factors such as family history of breast cancer (i.e., in a mother, sister, or even in a brother or father in rare situations) or other risk factors may enter into the decision-making process.

References:

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsbrca.htm

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/moreinformation/breastcancerearlydetection/breast-cancer-early-detection-acs-recs

http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/breastscreen-about (Australian guidelines)

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How much does a diagnostic mammogram cost?

Nothing in the uk its free

ANS 2 - In Canada it's also free

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