Frequently Asked Questions--Mammograms

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Frequently Asked Questions--Mammograms

Description

This fact sheet answers common questions about mammograms. It addresses the following topics:

  • What is the best method of detecting breast cancer?
  • What is a mammogram?
  • Are there different types of mammograms?
  • How is a mammogram done?
  • What if I have breast implants?
  • How often should I get a mammogram?
  • Where can I get a mammogram?
  • How do I get ready for my mammogram?
  • Are there any problems with mammograms?

Developer:

National Women's Health Information Center

Funding Sources:

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women's Health

History

Release Date: 2002
Review Date: 2006
Recent Summary: May 2008
Original Summary: March 2006
Last Updated: 01/15/14

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