To date, the most common cancer affecting women is breast cancer, such that it takes up 29.4% of cancer diagnoses amongst Singaporean women. With that said, early detection is the best preventive measure against cancer, one essential tool is the mammogram.
Mammography uses a low-dose X-Ray to image the breast and is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
Mammograms are used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms as well as to detect and diagnose breast ailments in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain or nipple discharge.
We provide mammogram screening in Singapore as part of our services.
The best time for a mammogram is one week after your menstruation.
Please inform your doctor or radiographer if there is a possibility that you are pregnant.
We recommend that women undergoing mammography do not wear deodorant, talcum powder or lotion under your arms or on your breasts on the day of the exam. These can appear on the image as calcium spots. Bring along any prior mammograms for the radiologist to compare.
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Mammogram Pre-screening Preparation
- Do not apply perfume, deodorant, talcum powder or body lotion before your mammography session.
- Bring along previous mammogram films (if any).
- Arrange for your session about one week after the last day of your menstruation for best results.
- Unless there are specific risk factors, mammography is NOT recommended if you are below 40 years old.
- If you are breastfeeding, you should ideally stop for about 6 months before doing mammography.