A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breasts used to screen for breast cancer. Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection and help decrease breast cancer deaths.
A mammogram can be used for screening or for diagnostic purposes. A yearly mammogram is recommended for women age 40 and older to aid in the early detection of breast cancer. If there is a family history of breast cancer, an earlier mammogram may be recommended. Review the mammogram guidelines or talk to your primary care provider for more information.