The Answer is Yes.
A new study by the Radiological Society of North America has found that in women who have had regular mammograms for 2 previous years, a screening mammogram done in the first week of the menstrual cycle is more sensitive for the detection of cancer than if the test is done the second, third, or fourth week of the cycle.
The study authors conclude that among menstruating women opting for regular screening, timing subsequent mammograms during the first week of the menstrual cycle may improve sensitivity. It also may offer another advantage: With breast tenderness often occurring in the second half of the cycle, avoiding this time could decrease discomfort during mammography.
J. Kyle Mathews, MD
Plano OBGyn Associates
Plano Urogynecology Associates