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Mammography: Avera Offers the Latest
Many Avera facilities offer digital
mammography, which is the latest technology, for
your annual screenings. This means you receive
the safest, most accurate diagnoses available.
During Breast Cancer Awareness month, take a
moment to schedule a mammogram that can give
peace of mind to you and your loved
While self-examinations are
important for cancer detection, mammograms are
key in detecting breast cancer since they can
catch a lump in the breast that a woman may not
find on her own.
offers clearer imaging with less radiation.
Digital mammograms use X-rays to examine breast
tissue but uses less radiation than standard
mammography. Unlike film mammography, which is
what has been used for the past 40 years,
digital mammogram takes an electronic image of
the breast. This image, which is stored on a
computer, is clearer than film images, which can
become distorted. Digital mammography is
especially useful for women who have dense
breasts where cancerous lumps are more difficult
It is recommended for women
over 40 years of age to have a mammogram every
year or two. Call 1 (877) AT-AVERA (1 
282-8372) to make an appointment.
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