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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Worth it: I'm glad you're thinking about this. Medical exposure is a large source of radiation. In this case, you needed the biopsy. The 40 mammos increases you ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It is still a: very tiny amount of radiation even with that many views, and it is only a small portion of one breast irradiated. No need to worry.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Radiation: The radiation exposure associated with mammography is very low yet not zero. Therefore, it is best to avoid mammograms before age 40 unless there is ... Read More
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Dr. Tina Stein
47 years experience Radiology
Minimal to none: Radiation poses a minuscule risk, however the benefit of mammography is considered well worth this risk in women over age 40 . Rarely a woman can be ... Read More
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Mammo risk: Additional cancer risk over baseline due to mammo radiation is approximately 0.0037%. Medical consensus is that the benefit of early cancer detection ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Memmel
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Discomfort: Mammogram may cause discomfort, but the compression lasts only for a few seconds.
Dr. Tina Stein
47 years experience Radiology
You're overdue : It may be somewhat uncomfortable but tolerable and well worth it. Mammography has decreased breast cancer mortality by up to 50%. If you get one eve ... Read More
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Most women: experience some mild discomfort during the few seconds of breast compression. Some barely feel anything, and a few with more sensitive breasts report ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Usually: The tech will confirm your identity. She may ask about your coffee or chocolate consumption, when your LMP was. You will usually be asked to fill out ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
Mammogram: In order to obtain the best mammographic images, the technologist needs to compress the breasts which can, unfortunately, be painful or uncomfortable.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Some variations in p: There is an ongoing debate about this question. In the US, it often recommended that women at standard risk begin mammography at 40 years of age. A re ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Need more: Imaging. Sometimes things are seen on a screening mammogram that need to be further evaluated. You will get a diagnostic mammogram with more pictures ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
31 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Better view : More radiation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Should be covered: Most insurance plans pay for 1 screening mammogram per year. Some are picky about the date (i.e. It has to be exactly 365 days or more). If you have ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Variable: Amounts of fat and gland tissue exist in each patient but usually the appearance is symmetrical. No masses, asymmetry, concerning calcifications, or s ... Read More
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