The field of medicine has been improved by technology in the departments of detections, screening, and treatment of cancer. Evidently, the early detection of cancer leads to most of the patients being treated and increases the chance of them recovering fully. Breast cancer is one of the common forms of cancer affecting many women. With the increasing number of women suffering from breast cancer, the screening technology keeps advancing with the 3D mammograms being the latest certified method of screening cancer. Thanks to these advancements in the medical field, many women have been able to fight breast cancer at an early age hence living longer lives happily. The technological advancement of the 3D mammography that makes it better is that when screening the breast, it creates a three-dimensional image of the breast. This enables the radiologist to zoom in on the images and manipulate them so as they can see clearly all the areas of interest. This enables the tests to detect the most form of cancers for women at an early stage. 3D mammograms have many benefits including the ones discussed below.
The 3D mammography is beneficial since it gives out a three-dimensional image which is detailed making it easy to detect any cancer cells which is unlike other traditional screening methods which give out two-dimensional images. Studies show that 3D mammography has increased the detection of invasive forms of cancer. This has attributed to successful breast cancer treatments thus a rise in the number of cancer-free patients. The traditional methods of cancer screening do not fully detect the cancer cells hence a patient might be called back for additional screening. The 3D mammography has reduced the callbacks for additional screening since they are able to detect even the increasing number of invasive cancer. The callbacks were terrifying to patients since they could keep thinking that they actually have breast cancer. 3D mammography has helped patients to avoid such anxious and unpredictable moments.
3D mammography is also beneficial to women with large breasts since they are able to detect even tiny cancer cells despite the size of the breasts, unlike the traditional methods which proved quite difficult.Women with dense breasts are the ones at a higher risk of getting breasts cancer. It is therefore easy to detect the growth of tumors since the 3D mammography can tell them from the dense breasts. Screening of cancer can be difficult but breasts imaging and screening has made the radiologists conduct breast screening safely. The use of 3D mammography reduces the exposure of patients to radiation compared to the traditional mammogram. Lastly, it increases the chances of cancer survivors since the cancer is detected early.