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A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast, and the single most effective method of early breast cancer detection.
A mammogram is recommended annually for women starting at age 40 and then every two years from ages 50-74. Women at high risk for breast cancer should begin screening earlier. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often you should get screened.
A mammogram can help detect breast cancer before physical symptoms develop by locating tumors that are too small or too deep to be found by breast self-examination. Yet, some women don’t get this lifesaving test when they should.
Here are the top 10 reasons women avoid mammograms, and the facts to change your mind:
Early detection is key to defeating breast cancer. Getting your annual mammogram is an important part of your healthy body routine. Now’s the time. Edward-Elmhurst Health makes it so simple. We offer same-day, no referral appointments and same-day results for most mammograms.
Call 630-527-3200 or schedule your mammogram online 24/7.
Learn more about breast health services at Edward-Elmhurst Health.
Edward-Elmhurst Health offer three state-of-the art cancer centers in Naperville, Elmhurst and Plainfield, each with expert care teams that focus on your individual physical and emotional needs. Learn more.
Answers to your FAQs about mammograms
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What kind of breast screening is right for me?
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