Posted by Carolyn Martin on March 24th, 2021
Posted in: Health Literacy
Tags: consumer health, education resources, health education, mammography
A high-quality mammogram plus a clinical breast exam, an exam done by your doctor, is the most effective way to detect breast cancer early. Finding breast cancer early greatly improves a person’s chances for successful treatment.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation* states:
But what is a mammogram and what does it do? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides a Science Topic Fact Sheet on mammography that is available to download for free. In it you will find:
Knowing more about mammography can help you better understand the importance of this medical test as well help you better discuss your questions and concerns with your healthcare provider.
More information about breast cancer and mammography are available on MedlinePlus.
Also know that NIH’s Science Topic Fact Sheets are a great way to learn more about a variety of health related topics such as MRI, Telehealth, and Drug Delivery Systems.
*this information is currently being updated