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Mammogram

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Mammogram

 

Mammogram , also known as Breast X-Ray, is one of the most accurate method to detect early breast cancer.

 

How to perform mammogram?


The breast will be compressed to flatten and spread tissue. It may be uncomfortable

for a few seconds. But the firm pressure is important to have a clear breast x-ray

picture.

 

Mammogram preparations


You will be asked to undress to the waist, please wear a two pieces out fit.

 

Do not use the bath powder or oil, perfumes, creams or deodorants on the

day of visit.

 

Recommendations for Screening Mammograms

 

for women aged 40-45                   every 1-2 years
for women aged 50 or above        annually
High risk group:                               annually
with family history of premenopausal breast cancer  
in a first degree relative or those with a history of
breast and / or gynecological cancer 

Currently there are more than 1900 new cases in Hong Kong each year. The
peak age for discovering breast cancers in Hong Kong is around 50.