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A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast that is used to screen for breast cancer. This test can find tumours that are too small for you or your doctor to feel. Cancer is most easily treated and cured when it is found at an early stage.
A mammogram is done to:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to keep a list of the medicines you take. Ask your doctor when you can expect to have your test results.
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Current as of: August 21, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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