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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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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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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered had a mammogram where a lymph node… As you have read, inflammatory breast cancer often does not show on a…

03/29/14

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on The “Breast Pap” – No Substitute… Thanks for the warning, PJ.  It sounds so reasonable and so easy,…

02/28/14

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on “Mammograms Don’t Save Lives” –… PJ, your response to this study was exactly the same as my first…

02/13/14

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