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Mammography

Every woman above 50 years of age should go for mammography. Different countries across the world have different recommendations for mammography. In the USA, mammography, advised every year after the age of 50 years

 
Mammography is a special X-ray, wherein radiation is given in small quantities. It can be done in large hospitals, private hospitals or X-ray clinics. Mammography helps in detecting cancer even when it is in the initial stages. In addition, breast examination should be done by a trained doctor. Both these test will help in early diagnosis of breast cancer. Timely treatment of breast cancer will lead to substantial increase in life expectancy. Women who are more at risk of breast cancer should fix up a time schedule for breast examination and mammography under the guidance or a doctor, preferably a cancer surgeon.
 
 
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