It’s a routine imaging test
Getting your breast screening done with mammography done is as easy as checking your blood pressure. It’s a routine test, and there is nothing to be anxious about.
Is it painful?
Contrary to popular misconception, getting a mammography done today is a different experience compared to the past and is not painful. During a mammography session, two surfaces, ergonomically designed to minimize discomfort, compress the breast tissue. The compression helps achieve good medical images so that even small specs of cancer can be detected in very early stages. In some 3D mammography machines, it takes just 3.7 seconds to obtain an image.