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Mammography is a procedure that involves taking x-rays of the breasts to detect breast cysts and tumors, especially those that cannot be felt (palpable) by the fingers during a physical examination. A mammogram is the photographic result. The procedure does not prevent breast cancer; it is used to detect cancer early when it is more likely to be successfully treated. However, there are some breast cancers that are not visible even on mammograms.

Reason for Procedure


Non Expected

Description of Procedure

Expected Outcomes

Possible Complications

Misdiagnosis; missing cancers that are there or mistaking benign lumps for cancerous ones

Postprocedure Care

General Measures


Medicine is not necessary for the procedure itself


No restrictions


No specific diet

Notify Our Office At (012 320 2725/6 ) If:

You have not had a mammogram as recommended by your age group