No. For over 40 years, millions of women have undergone mammography. As with all radiography, it involves exposure to X-Rays, but the dosage levels used are very low.
Mammographic techniques have also improved greatly over the past years. Our Full Field Digital Mammography machine uses only 0,1 to 0,2 rads per X-ray, which is an extremely low dose of radiation. This is equated to the cosmic radiation of about 30 minutes of air travel.
The question has also been asked as to whether compression can cause breast cancer. The answer is that compression doesn’t affect the breast tissue at all. For a useful mammogram, it is essential that the breast be compressed as the breast tissue needs to be spread out to allow breast structures to be seen.With appropriate compression the X-ray dose required can be reduced.