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Mammograms Save Lives

What is a mammogram?

  • A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. This method of testing is used to thoroughly check for breast cancer because most women do not show signs or symptoms, during early stages of breast cancer.
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Breast Cancer

How should you prepare for a mammogram?

To prepare for a mammogram you should:

  1. Try to schedule your mammogram at a time when your breasts are least tender or 10 days after the onset of your menstrual cycle.
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Breast Health

Woman Up And Face The World A Transwoman's Thoughts On Her Mammogram Appointment

Hey everyone Yesterday morning I got a letter through the post. This in itself is not an unusual occurrence except with it being Fair Monday I didn’t expect any post. 1,542 more words

Reluctantly Getting My Mammograms

I just had my mammogram a few weeks ago and the results were fine. Whew! When you get the films taken, you just never know what to expect, so it is a good feeling not to have a callback! 434 more words

DCIS

On Dithering

If dithering were a power source, I could light up Chicago. Good thing it burns nerve endings instead of fossil fuels.

The last couple of weeks have seen a lot of dithering and anxiety. 460 more words

Mental Health

Why do I need a mammogram?

The American Cancer Society recommends that a woman has her baseline mammogram between the ages of 35-40. Women over the age of 40 should have a mammogram annually. 111 more words

Breast Health