Be sure to get a mammogram from a facility certified by the FDA. These places must meet high standards for their x-ray machines and staff. Check out the FDA’s web site on the Internet at:http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/mammography/certified.html for a list of FDA-certified mammography facilities. Some of these facilities also offer digital mammograms.
Your doctor, local medical clinic, or local or state health department can tell you where to get no-cost or low-cost mammograms. You can also call the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service toll free at 1-800-422-6237 (TTY is 1-800-332-8615). Visit them online at http://www.cancer.gov.