The Author: Latvijas Avīze / Veselības centrs 4

Mammographist deals with diagnosing and treating benign and malignant breast diseases. 

A consultation involves accurate inspection of the breasts (examination of the changes of the shape, contour and skin of the breasts and nipples, palpation of formations), identifying a patient's complaints regarding her breasts and gathering family oncological history. The physician checks the previous breast examination results and establishes a diagnosis based on that.

The five most clear red flags for visiting a mammographist:

  • Formations inside a breast or an armpit;
  • Breast indentations and dents;
  • Changes of the nipple: retraction, a wound that is not healing, rash, bloody discharge
  • Unclear or suspicious formation in breast scans (mammogram, ultrasonogram etc.);
  • Purulent breast inflammation.


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