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.


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.