The mammogram is an x-ray of the breast that is used to detect any problems or changes in the internal structure of the breast that would later become a problem. Mammograms play a key role in the detection of breast cancer. The procedure involves a simple method of compressing the breast between two plates while an x-ray machine captures the image from above. These images are examined by a doctor who looks for signs of anomalies.
There are no hard and fast rules about how often or at what age one should have a mammogram in Chennai. It is a decision that largely depends on the age and the risk factors associated with breast cancer. But, thanks to increased awareness, most middle-aged women opt for a mammogram just as a precautionary measure.