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3-D mammography technology could enable earlier detection of a cancerous tumor that may not appear on a standard 2-D mammogram, said Dr.
Kouzali said that so far, more than 200,000 mammograms have been carried out as part of the programme, while half a million invitations have been sent to women aged between 50 and 69 to get tested.
Q: I'm worried about the radiation from a mammogram.
In my opinion, it's simple: The risk of having a mammogram is mild, but the risk of not having a mammogram could be a matter of life and death.
So, if a clinic or radiology centre want to give women a financial incentive to have a screening mammogram, it's not necessarily a bad thing.
But I would have grown up and lived most of my life without my mother, without my closest friend, and without my confidante and cheerleader had she not had access to a mammogram before age 50.
By avoiding getting a regular mammogram, you can potentially delay a breast cancer diagnosis, resulting in a disease that may be more difficult to treat and affect your chance of survival.
More than 80 percent of the women indicated that it is important to have access to mammograms that offer better detection and reduce their chances of being called back for further testing.
Other important tools-such as breast self-exam, clinical breast examination, ultrasound, and MRI can and should be used as complementary tools, but there are no substitutes or replacements for a mammogram.
Critics of the Canadian study also say it used outdated equipment and poor methods that made mammograms look unfairly ineffective.
The objective of the mobile mammogram clinic is to reach out to the poorest of poor women for free screening services at their doorsteps to save thousands of precious lives with early diagnosis, he added.
Now, a mobile mammogram bus has been launched with an objective to reach out to the poorest women for free screening services at their doorsteps to save thousands of precious lives with early diagnosis, he added.