Preventive medicine

Brest cancer

What is a Mammograms?Cancer is characterized by the uncontrolled growth of cells within our own body.

Due to mutations in the replacement of cells, the internal systems within the human body may fail detect such anomalies leading to the creation of tumors.

Tumors might be benign or malignant. The term benign is basically used to indicate that the tumor does not represent an immediate threat.

Brest cancer comes from the formation of malign tumors within the breast. Typically the cancer cells appear in the milk producing glands and/or passages that drain the milk.

However, there exist other situations where the cancer cells might develop in the surrounding tissue of the lobules.

Mammograms:

Although Breast Self-Examinations (BSE) should be fundamental in a woman’s routine, especially when over 40 years old, these do not substitute a mammogram. A mammogram is a procedure by which a physician evaluates the tissue of the breast by using a mammography machine.

Similar to an x-ray, this machine is able to provide imagery of the inside breast tissue. The physician evaluates the resulting images to provide an appropriate evaluation of the tissue’s health.

The Clinic Virgen de Guadalupe provides Mammograms to a wide variety of patientsMammograms do not prevent breast cancer, but are extremely necessary for an early detection and monitoring recovering patients from breast cancer.

Mammograms have been around for decades and still present the best technique for an early detection of breast cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, women over 40 should have a mammogram once a year.

Mammograms are not 100% efficient, and this is due to the complexity of the fibers and tissues within the breast. In some cases, biopsies might be necessary to provide more information regarding any suspicious tissues seen in a mammogram image.

Clinica Medica Virgen de Guadalupe provides Mammograms to a wide variety of patients. The clinic is certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR) qualifying it to provide up-to-standards examinations.

Only clinics certified by the ACR are allowed to provide mammograms.