Mammogram is a low dose X-ray examination to identify abnormal changes in the breasts. It is used to detect and diagnose breast cysts and malignancy. It is utilized for regular screening of breast cancers in the absence of symptoms and has diagnostic value for various breast diseases in the presence of symptoms. As a top breast surgeon, Dr. Chanu Dasari provides comprehensive evaluations into abnormal screening and diagnostic mammograms at his Henderson clinic.
Essential in early detection of breast cancers as it shows changes in the breast years before a patient feels symptoms. American College of Radiology (ACR) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recommend annual screenings for women at the age of 40.
A diagnostic mammogram is performed to identify the cause of breast disorders.
The common symptoms of these disorders include:
Change in breast size or shape.
Most breast conditions are benign. Soft lumps are usually benign tissue growths. On some occasions, it can progress to a spreading tumor. It is important to see a breast specialist and get a diagnostic mammogram right away if you feel any breast lumps that persist after a menstrual period, or if an existing breast lump grows or changes in consistency. Regular self-inspection is the key to the early detection of breast cysts.