The Advantages of Mammography for Early Breast Cancer Detection

Posted on 04 Apr, 2023

As an imaging center, The Flinn Clinic is dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients. Breast cancer is a serious and often deadly disease, but with early detection, the chances of successful treatment and survival are greatly increased. That's why we recommend that all women over the age of 40 should have a mammogram every year. In this blog post, we will discuss the advantages of mammography for early breast cancer detection.

Mammography is a type of medical imaging that uses low-dose X-rays to create images of the breast. It is the most effective way to detect breast cancer early, before it can be felt or cause any symptoms. The American College of Radiology recommends annual mammograms for women starting at age 40.

Advantages of Mammography

Early Detection: Mammography is the best tool for detecting breast cancer early, which is critical for successful treatment. Early detection can also mean less aggressive treatment and better outcomes. A mammogram can detect breast cancer up to two years before a lump can be felt.

Accurate Diagnosis: Mammography is a highly accurate diagnostic tool for breast cancer. It can detect very small changes in the breast tissue that may indicate cancer, even before a lump can be felt. Mammography can also distinguish between benign and malignant tumors, reducing the need for unnecessary biopsies.

Convenience: Mammography is a quick and convenient procedure that can be done in about 20 minutes. There is no need for anesthesia or hospitalization, and the patient can return to normal activities immediately afterward.

Pain-Free: While mammograms can be uncomfortable, they are generally not painful. The pressure applied to the breast during the mammogram is necessary to obtain clear images, but it only lasts for a few seconds.

Radiation Safety: The amount of radiation exposure from a mammogram is very low, and the benefits of early detection outweigh the small risk. The Flinn Clinic uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to minimize radiation exposure.


Breast cancer is a serious disease, but early detection is the key to successful treatment and survival. Mammography is the most effective tool for detecting breast cancer early, before it can be felt or cause any symptoms. At The Flinn Clinic, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality imaging services for our patients. We offer state-of-the-art mammography equipment and techniques, and our experienced radiologists are dedicated to providing accurate and timely results.

If you are due for a mammogram or have any concerns about breast health, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at (901) 516-8970. We are here to answer your questions and provide the best possible care for you.

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