There's no doubt that early detection of breast cancer can save lives. And screening mammograms are an important tool for early detection. They can identify signs of breast disease in women who don't have any noticeable symptoms.
But controversy has arisen in recent years over whether women are getting mammograms too soon and too often possibly leading to overdiagnosis and overtreatment.
Figuring out when it's time to get a screening mammogram can be confusing. Here are 10 questions to help clear the issue up:
The Women's Imaging Center at West Valley can help you determine the best mammogram schedule based on your needs.