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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, posted The Mammogram Conundrum: When Should… The American Cancer Society, the government, the National Comprehensive…

02/10/16

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Understanding the Limitations of… Yes, it is crucial to keep in mind the difference between screening tests that…

11/10/15

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, posted American Cancer Society New Mammogram… The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published new…

10/20/15

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Too Old for a Mammogram? Shirley, I'd suggest you call the doctor again. I'm guessing that your call just got lost in…

09/09/15

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