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Mammogram Tips
12/07/09

The following are useful suggestions for assuring that you will receive a quality mammogram:

  • Ask to see the FDA certificate that is issued to all facilities that meet high professional standards of safety and quality.
  • Use a facility that either specializes in mammography or performs many mammograms a day.
  • If you are satisfied the facility is of high quality, continue to go there on a regular basis so that your mammograms can be compared from year to year.
  • If you change facilities, ask for your old mammograms to bring with you to the new facility so that they can be compared to the new ones.
  • If you have sensitive breasts, try having your mammogram at a time of the month when your breasts will be least tender. Try to avoid the week right before your period. This will help to lessen discomfort.
  • Don't wear deodorant, powder or cream, under your arms – it may interfere with the quality of the mammogram.
  • Bring a list of the places, dates of mammograms, biopsies, or other breast treatments you have had before.
  • If you do not hear from your physician within 10 days, do not assume that your mammogram was normal – confirm this by calling your physician or the facility.
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