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Breast cancer: misconceptions about mammograms debunked

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and going for your yearly bosom disease screening is essential. 

WHAT ARE MAMMOGRAMS AND BREAST SONARS? 

There are confusions encompassing yearly mammograms and bosom sonars. A mammogram is the method involved with utilizing low-energy X-beams to inspect the bosom for finding and screening. A bosom sonar is performed utilizing elite advanced sound waves, not x-beams and is an analytic and precaution measure that can be utilized by ladies younger than 35. 

Ladies need to get screened consistently to diminish the dangerous dangers that accompany bosom disease. 

"A mammogram can assist with distinguishing bosom malignancy before actual side effects, create by finding cancers that are excessively little or too profound to ever be found by bosom self-assessment," said radiologist Dr Nikoli van Zyl to The Citizen. 

The following are four misinterpretations about mammograms 

1. MAMMOGRAMS ARE ONLY FOR OLDER WOMEN 

While ladies between the ages of 57-74 are prescribed to get mammograms, ladies more than 40 are additionally proposed to. Any lady with a family background of bosom disease or other danger elements might be prescribed to get screened before. 

2. A MAMMOGRAM MAY HURT 

A mammogram might cause distress however not as a lot to discourage an individual from having it done once more. Nonetheless, there are ways of diminishing the distress. You might request that the professional be more cautious in their way, to deal with guarantee appropriate arrangement of the machine lessening squeezing. 

Mammography has additionally changed to advanced which diminishes distress alongside current hardware which can restrict the degree of pressure. 

3. NO FAMILY HISTORY OF CANCER 

Whether or not you have a family background of malignancy or not, you are still prone to get the sickness. It has been noticed that 75% of ladies have bosom malignant growth without having a family background of disease. 

4. YOU HAVE NOT BEEN REFERRED FOR A MAMMOGRAM 

You might talk about your interests with your PCP and solicitation a reference letter for a mammogram. Then again, you might plan an arrangement for yourself.

Source: The South African

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Breast Cancer Awareness MAMMOGRAMS Nikoli van Zyl The Citizen.

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