URMC / Breast Imaging / Mammography Do I Really Need a Mammogram? You may have heard conflicting thoughts on whether you need a mammogram or not. A few simple facts can help to answer this question for good: Breast cancer affects one out of every nine women in the U.S. Mammograms are the most effective way to detect breast cancer in its early stages. A mammogram can detect a lump often years before it can be felt in a breast exam. When breast cancer is detected early, it gives you more treatment options. A mammogram is simple and powerful protection against breast cancer. Ready to make your mammogram appointment? Then call us at (585) 487-3300 or contact us to tell us the best times for you, and we'll call you back.