The 411 on Mammograms

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  • Where Can I Get a Free Mammogram?
  • My Mammogram Check List
  • 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

What Is a Mammogram?

Mammograms, or X-rays of the breasts, are imperative to early protection. Starting at age 40, women should get screened every year. Women under 40 with a family history of breast cancer or other concerns should discuss with their doctor which screening tests are right for them, according to the Susan G. Komen website.

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