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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
X ray: A mammogram is a low dose x ray of the breasts used to screen for breast cancer.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
A Breast X-ray: A mammogram is a special x-ray of the breast used to detect breast cancer.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
Simple & easy: You will be taken into a room with the mammogram machine. Your breast will be put between 2 plates (ask for a soft pad on the bottom). Once the pict ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Mammograms : Mammograms are advised starting at age 40 in women' with no predisposing conditions.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Takao Ohnuma
63 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not necessarily hurt: In order to take a good picture breast tissue must be flattened by providing pressure to one direction. This should be explained to patient and perfor ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes, they do: Yes, men get mammogram as well if there is any suspicion on the clinical exam. Mammogram is done on the same exact procedure both in men and women.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mammogram ?: Ask your GP or gyn physician for a referral. Mammograms are now done digitally, so make sure it is ordered like that.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Same as for women: Men have breast tissue like women, although less of it. A mammogram is done the same way-- by compressing the breast between two flat plates and taki ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Compression!: A screening mammogram involves taking two pictures of the breast (top-down and side-to-side) to get a complete view of the breast. This is done with t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
No film: Mammo read off of special computer screen. Obtained same way. See radiologyinfo.Org.

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