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Mammogram Reminder Tip


You can schedule your yearly mammogram around your birthday so it is easy to remember.⠀ Screening mammograms are recommended for women aged 40 and above.⠀ A mammogram is a low dose x-ray that allows doctors called radiologists to look for changes in breast tissue. A mammogram can often find or detect breast cancer early, when it is small and even before a lump can be felt.⠀⠀

A Screening mammogram is used to look for signs of breast cancer in women who don’t have any breast symptoms or problems. ⠀⠀ ⠀ A Diagnostic mammogram is used to look at a woman’s breast if she has breast symptoms or if a change is seen on a screening mammogram. Such symptoms may include a lump, breast pain, e.t.c⠀⠀

Source: American Cancer Society⠀⠀

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