What Is a Mammogram?
A mammogram is a quick, X-ray exam of the breast to look for any abnormalities — this is known as a screening or diagnostic mammogram. Talk to your doctor to find out how often you should have a screening mammogram.
If your doctor notices a change from a previous mammogram or you notice symptoms — such as a lump in your breast, nipple discharge or unexplained breast pain — they use a diagnostic mammogram to take a closer look.
A mammogram only takes 10 minutes. If you’re due for your annual mammogram, make an appointment today. Learn how to prepare for your mammogram.