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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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  Question: I don’t have health insurance, and I just can’t afford the cost of a mammogram. What can I do? Answer: There are a number of resources you can access to receive a mammogram at no cost. Try any of these: The American Cancer Society. Go to the ACS website, find the blue box under the main image at the top of the page…

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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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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on Screening Mammograms Save Lives – But… Exactly right, Phyllis - there's no "one size fits all" protocol here.…

01/16/14

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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…

06/25/13

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