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According to the National Cancer Institute (at the NIH), mammograms are one effective way to detect tumors and microcalcifications. Mammograms are a type of x-ray. Lumps that cannot be detected via physical examination are often found through mammography screening.
Early detection of breast cancer, either through mammography or through other doctor-recommended diagnostic screening, is vital. It ensures that women can begin treatment as soon as possible, preventing spread of the disease.
The National Cancer Institute specifically recommends a mammogram combined with a clinical breast exam from your doctor as on a regular basis as the most effective methods of detecting breast cancer early. Self-checks, known as breast self-exams or BSE, can also be helpful, though it cannot replace mammograms or clinical exams.