What is a mammogram?
I don’t have any lumps or symptoms, why should I get a mammogram?
Mammograms are a great early detection device to help doctors find breast cancer in women who don’t have signs or symptoms of breast cancer.
How long will a mammogram take?
A typical mammogram takes about 30 minutes.
Will a mammogram hurt?
A mammogram should not be painful. However, you may experience some discomfort during a 3 to 5 second compression period. This compression is necessary to get a clear picture.
When should I start getting mammograms?
The Cleveland Clinic suggests that women start to get annual mammograms starting at the age of 35. Your doctor may suggest you get one earlier if a lump is detected during a breast exam.