- 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
To learn more
More information from your American Cancer Society
The following related information may also be helpful to you. Free copies of these materials may be ordered from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or you can read most of them online at www.cancer.org.
More on checking women for breast cancer
Breast Cancer Early Detection (also in Spanish)
Non-Cancerous Breast Conditions (also in Spanish)
For Women Facing a Breast Biopsy (also in Spanish)
If you or someone you love has breast cancer
After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Breast Cancer Detailed Guide (also in Spanish)
Breast Cancer Overview (shorter and easier to read than the Detailed Guide; also in Spanish)
Breast Cancer Dictionary (also in Spanish)
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy (also in Spanish)
Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)
National organizations and websites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP)
Toll-free number: 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO)
To find out more about the NBCCEDP, which provides breast and cervical cancer early detection testing for women without coverage for free or at very little cost
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
Offers current information about breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment as well as information on many other types of cancer
American College of Radiology (ACR)
Toll-free number: 1-800-227-5463
Offers information on radiology procedures, radiation safety, FAQs. and a radiology glossary in the “Patient and Family Resources” section, as well as an “Accredited Facility Search”
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for cancer-related information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 12/08/2014
Last Revised: 04/09/2015