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Mamografický Screening v Ostravě

Why should I come to preventive mammographic examinations?

About 5,000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed every year in the Czech Republic. Regular mammographic examinations reduce women’s breast cancer mortality by 30 to 35% as only a sarcoma detected early can be cured.

What to do when I want to be examined?

See your general practitioner or gynecologist who will give you a requirement form for the preventive mammographic examination unless you have not been to such an examination in the last two years and if you are over the age of 45.

 Younger women who wish to be examined can have their breasts examined by ultrasound up to the age of 40 while women between 40 and 45 can have a preventive mammography – both at the patient's expense.

 You can make an appointment using the telephone number +420 597 374 083 or the e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This e-mail address is protected from spambots, enable JavaScript to see it. You can also make an appointment in person.

 Clients paying for the examination do not need the requirement form.

 Women having any problems with their breasts should immediately see their physician.

I do regular breast self-examination and have no problems. Why should I go to mammography?

Because mammography is able to detect a tumor two to three years earlier than BSE, in which time you will feel fit and be free of any troubles.

Is mammography painful?

The examination is generally not painful. Only a few women whose breasts are extremely sensitive can experience it as rather unpleasant. For a quality examination the breast tissue has to be compressed and regularly spread to allow assessing of even small structures. The compression lasts for 2-3 seconds.

Would sonography not be enough? Can sonography substitute mammography?

Sonography is suitable for examination of children, younger women and nursing mothers. In case of women over 40 years of age the basic method is always mammography. Ultrasound just sometimes supports it. The examination methods and their combinations are always determined by a physician, specifically a mammodiagnostician.

How should I prepare for mammography?

No preparation is needed, but women undergoing examination should not use stick deodorants or cosmetics in the armpits or on the breasts, as these might negatively affect the examination results.

How long does the examination take?

The whole examination takes about 30 minutes.

Who performs the examination and how will I learn about its result?

Mammography is performed by specially trained radiographers. The pictures are assessed by a physician who also carries out any further supplementary examinations. The finding in writing is given to the client shortly after the examination. A physician informs her of the result, explains all the details and recommends further steps or a checkup date.

Does the X-radiation increase the risk of breast cancer?

The mammography is carried out using modern appliances meeting very strict technical criteria adhering to international standards. Consequently, radiation doses are extremely low and major studies have proven that preventive examination can safely be carried out annually.

Is mammography a reliable method of cancer detection?

Mammography is the most reliable method of early-stage cancer detection known; its reliability in accredited mammography centers is up to approximately 95%.



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Fakultní nemocnice Ostrava
17. listopadu 1790, 708 52 Ostrava-Poruba
GPS: 49° 49' 36" N / 18° 09' 40" E
Phone: +420 597 371 111, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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