Breast Cancer in Teenage Girls and Young Women: Explained
Should women aged below 40 years go in for mammograms?
Normally women under 40 are not recommended to get a mammogram, this is so due to the density of the breast tissue and this makes mammogram as a screening tool not so effective.
Plus many experts feel that since younger women are not at high that risk they should not be subject to the exposure to radiation caused by mammograms. But in women who are at a higher risk due to many factors, a mammogram is advised for the purpose of screening. Digital mammography can prove to be a better substitute as compared to the standard one as it is more sensitive it finding any thing abnormal