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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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“Mammograms?  Oh, I don’t get those any more,” my mother told me.  “I told the doctor I didn’t need them.” Her comment shocked me at first.  I take the need for my annual mammogram as an article of faith.  Finding breast cancer early will spare me extensive treatments and add years to my life.  But will I feel the same way when…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Almost 31years old female... Paget's… Tiffany, it sounds like your doctor is being very thorough. Some of your…

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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…

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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…

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