Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology Blog

December 21, 2017

What to Expect After Receiving Abnormal Mammogram Results

For many women, getting a call back from the doctor’s office informing them of an abnormality on their mammogram is scary, if not terrifying.

But an abnormal mammogram doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer. In fact, the numbers are heavily in your favor to begin with: the American Cancer Society reports that only 10% of women are called back for more tests following their initial mammogram, and only 8 to 10% of those called back will need a biopsy to determine if cancer is present.

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November 9, 2017

What Age Should You Stop Getting Mammograms

While a routine screening mammogram won’t prevent breast cancer, it does save countless lives by detecting the disease as early as possible. The Mayo Clinic cites research in which regular screening mammograms have reduced breast cancer deaths by 30% in the U.S. alone.

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October 24, 2017

The History of The Mammogram

Today the mammogram is one of the most important tools in the detection and treatment of breast cancer. It has become a mainstay technique in diagnostic radiology, and has aided in the significant reduction of breast cancer deaths since their peak in 1991.

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October 17, 2017

Should I Get an Annual Mammogram?

During the second half of the 20th century, the field of radiology has rapidly progressed in terms of efficiency and accessibility. Many of the procedures that have been researched, perfected, and put into practice have become some of medicine’s most accurate ways to prevent and treat disease.

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October 12, 2017

The Importance of Mammograms

October is recognized nationally as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” This campaign is designed to raise awareness of breast cancer, and to educate the public about the disease as much as possible. Widespread awareness campaigns like this are extremely important in the raising of funds for cancer research, and can save lives, simply through the spread of information.

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May 2, 2017

The History of the Mammogram

Today the mammogram is one of the most important tools in the detection and treatment of breast cancer. It has become a mainstay technique in diagnostic radiology, and has aided in the significant reduction of breast cancer deaths since their peak in 1991.

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April 25, 2017

The Importance of a Yearly Mammogram


During the second half of the 20th century, the field of radiology has rapidly progressed in terms of efficiency and accessibility. Many of the procedures that have been researched, perfected, and put into practice have become some of medicine’s most accurate ways to prevent and treat disease.


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October 25, 2016

Should I Get a Yearly Mammogram?

Early detection is key to combating breast cancer. Self-exams are important, but mammograms can detect problems that might otherwise go unnoticed. When should you start getting mammograms, and how often? Are annual mammograms necessary?

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October 21, 2016

The Importance of Mammograms

October is recognized nationally as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” This campaign is designed to raise awareness of breast cancer, and to educate the public about the disease as much as possible. Widespread awareness campaigns like this are extremely important in the raising of funds for cancer research, and can save lives, simply through the spread of information.

Lubbock Diagnostic Radiology would like to join in this effort by highlighting one the many valuable services we offer: Mammograms.

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