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Mammography is a specialized examination for early cancer detection and diagnosis of other common breast diseases. In addition to mammography, if necessary, we offer a breast ultrasound Service
Screening mammograms are covered by the RAMQ beginning at age 40:
Diagnostic mammograms for women of all ages with a prescription from a doctor are also covered by the RAMQ.
If your breasts are sensitive it is preferable to avoid coffee, tea, chocolate and colas during the two weeks prior to the exam. For the same reason, it is recommended to pass the mammography within ten days of the start of your period or when your breasts are less sensitive. You can take two Tylenol 1 hour before the exam.
Do not use deodorant, powder, cream or perfume on your breasts and armpits. These products cause false images that can be mistaken for lesions.
We suggest you wear two-piece clothing as you only need to remove the top to complete the exam.
To reduce any anxiety which may be related to the mammography exam or complementary tests, we suggest to:
IF YOU HAVE BREAST PROSTHETICS, MENTION IT WHEN MAKING YOUR APPOINTMENT.
IF YOU MUST UNDERGO ADDITIONAL BREAST MAMMOGRAPHY, PREPARE AS FOR THE SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY.
Following your registration, the technologist performs your digital Mammography. During the exam, the breast is compressed to reduce its thickness to obtain a precise image and to reduce the quantity of radiation required.
The risk of developing a cancer as a result of repeated mammograms is practically nonexistent.
Some women may feel some sensitivity to breast compression. It is usually brief and transitory and you should not worry.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Quebec. It is estimated that one woman in nine may develop this kind of cancer during her life. Being a woman and getting older are the two main risk factors. Having a family history of breast cancer (grandmother, mother, sister, etc.) is also a risk factor, but the majority of women do not have a family history of breast cancer. Even if you do not feel anything, mammography can find very small changes in your breasts. Mammography is currently recognized as the most effective method to detect breast cancer.
It is possible that after learning the results of your mammogram, your doctor (or the radiologist) invites you to submit to further tests. This does not necessarily mean that you have breast cancer.
In the vast majority of cases, there is no breast cancer. Indeed, in the context of screening, the majority of examinations reveal more noncancerous lesions.
Occasionally you might be asked to submit to some of the following additional tests to determine the exact diagnosis. Of course, you will not have to pass all these tests, but only those required by your particular situation.
Do not worry unduly as, most of the time, the additional examinations confirm that there is no cancer. These complementary exams are conducted to ensure that everything is normal.
Digital screening mammography or additional mammography:
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