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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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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Mammograms: The Pendulum Swings Again PJ, thanks for explaining the way this new study was done.  Sometimes we…

10/28/13

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Skip Your Annual Mammogram? For Older… Thanks, PJ, for this useful information. Being able to safely skip a…

06/24/13

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on The awful truth Christy, I'm so very glad things worked out well for you. Think how much better you feel than you did a…

02/10/13

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Free Mammogram Clinic in Orlando, Fl.… Below are some phone numbers from  the National Cancer Institute that…

01/06/13

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