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Mammography is the most basic imaging method among breast imaging methods. He takes a breast X-ray by giving low-dose X-rays. The gold standard in early stage breast cancer is also the preferred imaging method.
Why is mammography taken?
Mammography is divided into two for diagnosis and screening purposes. Diagnostic mammography should be performed on every woman with a problem in her breast, regardless of age. Screening mammography should be performed in the following situations in line with the recommendation of the US Cancer Society and the Radiology Association (these recommendations are accepted in our country)
Every woman; At the age of 35-40, he should have his first mammogram. It should be taken once every two years between the ages of 40-50. Age 50 and over must be taken once a year.
If there is a family history of breast cancer; The age of first control mammography should be 30 years old, and the frequency should be once a year. Mammography is not enough for high risk women. Breast cancer is a very common tumor in one out of every eight women. The aim of early diagnosis is to detect tumors that are 1 mm small, which cannot be felt by hand.
After the age of 40, women are recommended to have a mammogram check-up once a year even if they do not have any complaints. With early diagnosis, patients continue their lives with full recovery.
Thanks to regular mammography and breast USG, breast cancer is diagnosed and treated before it turns into cancer with a size of 4-5 mm. Early diagnosis provides early treatment and is satisfactory.