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Mammograms

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer. However, studies have shown that when detected early, the chance for successful treatment is almost 100 percent.

The American Cancer Society recommends that beginning at the age of 40 women should have an annual screening mammogram. In addition to an annual screening for women 40 and older, women with certain risk factors should discuss an appropriate screening program with their physicians.

A mammogram is an X-ray examination of the breasts used to detect and diagnose breast diseases. Mammography is a very safe procedure that used low doses of radiation to produce high-quality X-ray images. Screening mammography is used as a preventive measure for women who have no symptoms of breast disease. A screening mammogram usually involves two views of each breast.

Diagnostic mammography involves additional views of the breast, and is used when an abnormality is found during screening, or in women who have breast complaints such as a breast mass, nipple discharge, breast pain or skin irritation.

Call 678.509.6162 now to schedule a screening mammogram at Tanner Breast Health in Bremen, Carrollton or Villa Rica.

Screening mammograms are also available in various locations around the region via Tanner's Mammography on the Move mobile unit. Call 770.812.9721 to schedule a screening on a date and location that works for you.

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