Breast Cancer Screening – Mammogram
Detecting Breast Cancer
What is a mammogram?
During a mammogram, a radiology technician compresses your breasts between plastic plates of a mammography machine while taking X-rays of your breast tissue.
Why should I get a mammogram?
To detect breast lumps or suspicious changes or calcifications when they're too small to be detected by physical examination. These small lumps can be the first finding of early-stage breast cancer.
How often should I get a mammogram?
Every one to two years after age 40, depending on your risk. Annually after age 50.
Learn more about the Breast Care Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend.