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mammography,

diagnostic procedure that uses low-dose X rays to detect abnormalities in the breasts. Tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, is form of mammography that combines X-ray images taken at multiple angles to produce a single three-dimensional image. The early diagnosis of breast cancerbreast cancer,
cancer that originates in the breast. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (following lung cancer). Although the vast majority of the cases occur in women, some men also get breast cancer.
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 made possible by the routine use of mammography for screening women increases a woman's treatment alternatives and improves her chances of surviving the cancer. Mammograms can detect tumors too small to be noticed on physical examination. The recommended timing for a baseline first mammogram and subsequent mammograms varies depending on a woman's risk for breast cancer, but several medical advisory groups recommend beginning at age 40 or 45 for a woman with an average risk for breast cancer.

mammography

[ma′mäg·rə·fē]
(medicine)
Radiographic examination of the breast, performed with or without injection of the glandular ducts with a contrast medium.
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Information on breast screening is on the NHS Screening Programme website http:// www.
He said: "This important analysis will hopefully reassure women around the world that breast screening with mammography saves lives.
Women who are aged over 70 will not automatically be invited for breast screening but can request an appointment by telephoning Breast Test Wales on 029 2039 7222.
The NHS Breast Screening Programme is currently trialling an extension of breast screening up to the age of 73 and when we have the results of this trial, we will know for sure whether screening for older women is beneficial.
Janet Clarke, of the South East of Scotland Breast Screening Centre, said: "Women are five times more likely to survive breast cancer if it is diagnosed and treated at the earliest stage.
The main aim is to reach more women, and the unit will be one of the first breast screening services in the UK to expand the age group being screened to include all 47 - 73-yearolds by the end of 2015.
Grandmother-of-three Carol Cooke owes her life to a routine breast screening test at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.
The UK breast screening programme is a significant benefit to women.
The somo-v ABUS is first and only ultrasound system designed specifically for high-volume breast screening.
The study, from Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, questioned a group of women who said fear, anxiety and embarrassment were the main reasons they did not attend breast screening.
The results are new evidence of the long-term benefits of regular breast screening.
Rajan said the Sultanate is considering to take breast screening in a big way.