3 reasons you need a 3D mammogram

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(Cynthia Weiss/ Mayo Clinic) — For many women over 40, a yearly screening mammogram to check for breast cancer is a fact of life – along with the anxiety of waiting for the results. But what if you could get a test that offered better cancer detection, fewer false positives and more peace of mind?

Dr. Robert Maxwell, a Mayo Clinic radiologist, says, with a 3D mammogram, many women can.

The technology is also called tomosynthesis, and health care providers say it offers three distinct benefits.

“3D mammograms allow us to be more accurate in our ability to detect and diagnose cancer as compared to traditional [two-dimensional] mammograms,” says Dr. Maxwell. (…)

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