A screening mammogram is a safe, low-dose x-ray that can detect breast cancer early, well before a lump can be seen or felt. Because your breast cancer risk changes as you age, we have guidelines for what each age group should be doing.
If at any age, you find a lump or other unusual breast change, see your GP.
Your GP should perform a clinical breast exam and ask about your family history, then send you off for an ultrasound (if you're under 35) or an ultrasound and a mammogram (if you're over 35). If you aren't sent for breast imaging ask why, or seek a second opinion.
Jackie Clarke, one of our wonderful ambassadors, let the public tag along to her mammogram for the TV show Kiwi Living. Click the image below to see how her mammogram went!