Average Cost Of Mammogram In South Africa

What is Mammogram?

Mammography is the process of using low-energy X-rays to examine the human breast for diagnosis and screening. The goal of mammography is the early detection of breast cancer, typically through the detection of characteristic masses or microcalcifications.

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Average Cost Of Mammogram In South Africa

The average cost for a screening mammogram ranges from about R 1558.49to R 3896.23. A diagnostic mammogram can be more, depending on what your healthcare provider orders.

Are mammograms free in South Africa?

For women who don’t have medical aid, the PinkDrive offers an open-door, ‘doctor-on-wheels’ policy. PinkDrive offers these services free to all medically uninsured people in South Africa.

How long does a mammogram take?

The whole process should take about 15 minutes. After a screening mammogram, the technician will look at your X-rays to make sure they don’t need to be retaken. Technicians don’t examine the X-ray for signs of cancer a doctor called a radiologist will do that after your appointment is over.

Do I need a referral for a mammogram in South Africa?

You do not require a referral from your Doctor. Routine annual screening mammograms: Recommended in all women between the ages of 40 and 70. Can be done earlier if you have any concerns or a family history of Breast Cancer, we can advise you.

At what age should you get a mammogram?

Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms (x-rays of the breast) if they wish to do so. Women aged 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years or can continue yearly screening.

Is mammograms covered by discovery?

If you are a member of a medical scheme administered by Discovery Health, you are covered for one mammogram every two years, from your Screening Benefit. Members who are at high risk are eligible for a yearly mammogram. The consultation fee is paid from your available day-to-day benefits.

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