breast cancer

Why You Must Ask "Why" When it Comes to Mammography and Other Medical Procedures

Do mammograms prevent breast cancer deaths or are they an unnecessary, potentially damaging procedure? It's our responsibility to take matters into our own hands, to become educated and to make wiser decisions about our health and well-being. Unfortunately, arriving to the right decision isn't always easy.


There are two types of mammograms: screening mammograms and diagnostic mammograms. Screening mammograms are breast x-rays for women who have no symptoms of breast cancer. Diagnostic mammograms may be necessary for a woman who has symptoms of a breast problem or a breast lump.