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Get Tested for Breast Cancer

A mammogram along with a breast exam by your doctor or nurse can find breast cancer early.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mammograms: Questions for the Doctor

These questions can help you start a conversation with your doctor about when to get mammograms and how often to get them.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Toolkit

Find information and ideas on how to promote screening and early detection of breast cancer.

Review Date: March 08, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mammograms: Questions and Answers

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast and used to check for breast cancer. This page answers your questions about screening and diagnostic mammograms.

Review Date: December 01, 2014

NIH National Cancer Institute

Search for a FDA Certified Mammography Facility

Search this database by state and zip code to access FDA certified mammography facilities in your area.

Review Date: March 21, 2013

Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

American College of Radiology Accredited Facility Search

The ACR accredits facilities that conduct breast ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound, and radiation oncology.

Review Date: November 12, 2012

American College of Radiology

Find a Screening Provider Near You: National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Search for free and low-cost screenings in your state—use the interactive map to find local contacts for breast and cervical cancer screening.

Review Date: July 13, 2011

Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Getting Your Mammogram Results

You should get a written report of your mammogram results within 30 days of your mammogram, since this is the law. Find out if your results are normal or abnormal. Keep in mind that, while most breast changes are not cancerous, all changes need to be checked.

Review Date: January 27, 2012

NIH National Cancer Institute

Mammograms Fact Sheet

Find answers to frequently asked questions about mammograms, a safe, low-dose x-ray exam of the breasts to look for changes that are not normal.

Review Date: January 27, 2012

Office on Women's Health

Mammography

Learn about mammography, a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts and aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

Review Date: September 13, 2011

American College of Radiology

National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program: Contact a Local Program

Choose a state, territory or American Indian/Alaska Native organization from the map provided. Find a complete list of program contacts here as well.

Review Date: January 30, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Directory of Breast Centers

Search the National Consortium of Breast Centers Directory to locate a breast center in your area.

Review Date: March 22, 2013

National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc.

Stay Healthy: Breast Cancer Screening (Mammograms)

Medicare covers screening mammograms and digital technologies for screening mammograms to check for breast cancer before you or a doctor may be able to detect it.

Review Date: November 14, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Staying Healthy (multimedia)

Find multimedia presentations on a variety of topics, including physical activity, protecting your heart by lowering your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, hand washing, and more. Information is available in English,Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Hmong and Vietnamese.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Healthy Roads Media

Understanding Breast Changes: A Health Guide for Women

This document provides information about common breast changes that occur at various life stages and follow-up tests such as mammograms and biopsies. It helps women understand their screening results and emphasizes that not all breast changes are cancerous.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

NIH National Cancer Institute

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