Mammograms are low dose x-rays of a woman’s breasts. Screening mammograms are performed on women without any symptoms or breast changes.
Screening mammograms are currently the best method available for detecting breast cancer early but they do not cure or prevent breast cancer from developing in the future.
If you are aged 50–74, have a mammogram (breast x-ray) at BreastScreen SA every two years. (Women from 40 are also eligible to attend.)
Even if you’re having regular mammograms, you still need to be aware of any changes in your breasts.