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Mammography Blog Posts

  • Doctors Weigh In: Do Mammograms Really Save Lives?

    Posted on: Nov 5, 2013

    [Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on October 30, 2013, on It is borrowed with permission.] After asking the question, “Are Mammograms really saving lives?” two weeks ago,...

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  • The Mammography Debate

    Posted on: Feb 19, 2013

    Confused by all the fighting over the value of mammography? There’s been an active — even fierce — debate about the value of mammography, especially since the November 2009 U.S. Preventive Services...

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More Information on Mammograms

Mammography: Benefits, Risks, What You Need to Know

Mammography Technique and Types

Where to Get a Mammogram

What Mammograms Show: Calcifications, Cysts, Fibroadenomas

How Doctors Interpret Mammograms

Mammogram Results: Breast Imaging Reporting and Database System (BI-RADS)

Mammograms After Different Types of Breast Surgery

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Yes No Mammography Recommendations

If you're 40 or older and have an average risk of breast cancer, we recommend that yearly screening mammograms should be part of your healthcare.

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What Mammograms Show

typical mammogram

Most screening mammograms include two views of each breast taken from different angles. Diagnostic mammograms involve taking more views than screening mammograms. Even if you have a lump in only one breast, pictures will be taken of both breasts.

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