To date, the most common cancer affecting women is breast cancer, such that it takes up 29.1% 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.