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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 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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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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