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

Learn more about the Breast Care Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend.