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How are women prepared for a mammogram?
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Dr. Helmy Guirgis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not as important
Some studies claim that mammograms are better performed at a certain time of the menstrual cycles.
More important is the reading... Age, density of the breast, comparison with previous mammograms... Risk factors as age, family history, previous cancer..... Are important in determining the frequency... Consult with your doctor....

In brief: Not as important
Some studies claim that mammograms are better performed at a certain time of the menstrual cycles.
More important is the reading... Age, density of the breast, comparison with previous mammograms... Risk factors as age, family history, previous cancer..... Are important in determining the frequency... Consult with your doctor....
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mammogram
Not much preparation is necessary.
Refrain from using deodorant or powder for the mammo, because it may make it look like an abnormality when there is none. You will probably need to wear a patient gown, and you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your breast health history. Not much more to it than that .

In brief: Mammogram
Not much preparation is necessary.
Refrain from using deodorant or powder for the mammo, because it may make it look like an abnormality when there is none. You will probably need to wear a patient gown, and you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your breast health history. Not much more to it than that .
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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In brief: Very simple
You will be asked not to wear deodorant (or wash it off before the study).
If you have any moles or skin abnormalities, markers will be placed on those areas. If you have any palpable abnormalities (lumps), markers will be placed there as well. Then, you will have the test which, if it is for screening, will consist of two x-rays of each breast with some moderate compression of the tissues.

In brief: Very simple
You will be asked not to wear deodorant (or wash it off before the study).
If you have any moles or skin abnormalities, markers will be placed on those areas. If you have any palpable abnormalities (lumps), markers will be placed there as well. Then, you will have the test which, if it is for screening, will consist of two x-rays of each breast with some moderate compression of the tissues.
Dr. Justin Buchanan
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