The 411 on Mammograms

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  • What Is a Mammogram?
  • What to Expect
  • Do Mammograms Hurt?
  • Film Versus Digital Mammography
  • How Can a Mammogram Detect Cancer?
  • Are Mammograms Accurate?
  • How Can I Find Out More About Mammograms?
  • Mammograms Are Imperative for  Early Detection
  • Where Can I Get a Free Mammogram?
  • My Mammogram Check List

Do Mammograms Hurt?

Each breast is pressed between two plates to get a good X-ray image. Sometimes, the pressure may be uncomfortable, but it only lasts a few seconds. It should not hurt. Tell the technologist if you feel discomfort.

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