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i need to know what is the procedure of a mammogram?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It is an X-ray: As x-ray of the breast is called a mammogram. It is done for detecting small tumors/cancer in the breast. It is done on a simple machine where the breast is gently compressed between 2 plastic plates to hold it for the sake of getting a complete image of the breast, one at a time.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Mammo: The tech will ask you to stand facing the mammo machine, and place one breast at a time on a flat surface.A flat compression paddle will gently be lowered to compress your breast. Compression spreads out the breast tissue and eliminates motion.The compression may be uncomfortable,but shouldn't hurt. Compression usually lasts no more than a few seconds. 2 views of each breast are obtained.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How often should I get a mammogram?

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Start annually age40: Annual mammography starting at age 40 is recommended by majority. This is recommendation of the american cancer society, the american college of radiology, the american college of obstetrics and gynecology, as well as many others. If one has relatives (specially first-degree relatives) with breast cancer in young age, screening should start earlier.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

At age 24, how often should I get a mammogram?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: Routine mammograms at your age are not necessary with very rare exceptions. If you have a breast mass, your doc might order a mammogram to look for other problems, but mammograms are not good for evaluation breast lumps. Read that again. Unless you have a terrible family history doing a monthly self breast exam after your menstrual cycle is more than enough at your age.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

How do I get pre authorization for a mammogram appointment ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Mammography: Please contact your health insurance company directly so they can tell you what their procedure is.
Lake Oswego, OR
A member asked:

Can you send an order for a Mammogram Mammogram?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Your doctor: This not an appropriate forum to look for a mammogram order. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
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A 28-year-old female asked:

Where can I do a mammogram in Cape Town?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Try looking online: Years ago, listings used to be available only in printed form. By the turn of the century, lists had become available online everywhere. Now, some lists are only online, and no longer printed. Local medical societies, hospitals, insurance companies usually list medical doctors and imaging (radiology) locations by name, specialty, and insurance plan. Some cities have locations doing mainly mammos.

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