- What is a mammogram?
- What’s the difference between a screening mammogram and a diagnostic mammogram?
- How is a mammogram done?
- What to expect when you have a screening mammogram
- Where can I get help with mammogram costs?
- How is mammography regulated?
- Radiation exposure from mammography
- What does the doctor look for on a mammogram?
- Getting called back after a mammogram
- Understanding your mammogram report – BI-RADS categories
- What are the limitations of mammograms?
- Mammograms after breast cancer
- Mammograms in special circumstances
- Breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
- Breast ultrasound
- Other breast imaging methods
- To learn more
Where can I get help with mammogram costs?
Medicare, Medicaid, and all private health insurance policies created after March 23, 2010 cover screening mammogram costs. The new health care law requires that health insurance companies pay for screening mammograms. Insurance coverage is different for diagnostic mammograms, which usually cost more than screening mammograms.
Low-cost mammograms are available in most areas. Call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 for information about facilities in your area.
The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) also provides breast and cervical cancer early detection testing to women without health insurance for free or at very little cost. To learn more about this program, please contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at 1-800-CDC INFO (1-800-232-4636) or visit their website at www.cdc.gov/cancer.
Last Medical Review: 12/08/2014
Last Revised: 04/09/2015