Many women avoid or delay their annual mammogram because they are afraid of feeling pain during the exam. Now there is a way to minimize the discomfort associated with a mammogram. MammoPad® is a foam pad that serves as a cushion between a woman's breast and the mammography machine, resulting in a warmer, softer, more comfortable mammogram. MammoPads® can be purchased for $6.00.
In December of 2011, the RSNA (Radiologic Society of North America) published a study where 4,534 patients were screened for breast cancer. Of the cancers that were found, only 76% were seen with traditional mammography, while all the cancers were seen using 3D mammography.
In the last few years there has been ongoing research that has clearly shown that a new kind of mammogram (called 3D mammography or tomosynthesis) can consistently find breast cancers when they are smaller and earlier than can be detected with standard or regular mammography.
This is a game changer because early detection is the difference between life and death.
For more information, go to breasttomo.com.