Do you know breast cancer can be treated and cured completely if detected early? Nearly 269,000 breast cancer patients die in low-income and middle-income countries due to late diagnosis. As increasing age is the major risk factor for breast cancer, all women aged 40 years or more must take mammography every 1-2 years. Mammograms can be of 2 types – Screening and Diagnostic. Breast cancer screening is used for women with no signs or symptoms of breast cancer and can detect breast calcifications. Diagnostic mammography is used for women experiencing breast pain, lumps and other signs of breast cancer or to assess the result obtained from screening mammogram.
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