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A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast. It allows the doctor to have a closer look for changes in breast tissue that cannot be felt during a breast exam. The American Cancer Society recommends mammograms for women every year starting at age forty.

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  My recent mammogram told me I have "scattered fibroglandular density."  Maybe your report used this term too.  Should you be concerned?  Probably not.     As of January 2015, twenty-one states require radiologists to tell you if you have dense breasts. Many other states are considering similar legislation.     What makes a breast…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, posted Mammogram Research to Help Older Women… Until recently there has not been much data to help older women make…

02/18/15

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on RA and Breast Cancer: What You Need to… It's easy to forget the special accommodations many people need for…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, posted Breast Health for the Woman Over 70 Have you heard the joke about the old woman with the droopy breasts?  If you…

08/25/14

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Screening Mammograms: Moving Beyond the… Cressida, that's really what it's all about: armed with information…

04/02/14

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