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Mammograms and Breast Health

breast cancer awareness for mammograms and breast health
The mammogram. A dreaded rite of passage for most women as we walk, heads held high, into our 40’s. Although they may not be the annual experience that we look forward to, they can and do save our lives and prevent progressed complications. For most women, mammograms are a vital diagnostic tool to help ensure breast health. What is a Mammogram? A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray exam of the breasts and surrounding tissue. Mammography allows your doctor to see a more in-depth picture of your breast tissue than would be possible with a traditional breast exam. Mammograms are important, whether you may have healthy breasts or experience symptoms. For example, such symptoms may include a lump, nipple discharge, or pain. Breast changes can happen…

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