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Frequently Asked Questions—Mammograms


Description

This fact sheet answers common questions about mammograms. It addresses the following topics:

  • What is the best method of detecting breast cancer?
  • What is a mammogram?
  • Are there different types of mammograms?
  • How is a mammogram done?
  • What if I have breast implants?
  • How often should I get a mammogram?
  • Where can I get a mammogram?
  • How do I get ready for my mammogram?
  • Are there any problems with mammograms?
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/mammograms.html
The PDF version of this tool is available at: http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/mammograms.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat Reader® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

National Women's Health Information Center

Funding Sources

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women's Health


QualityTool Topic

asp:qt-topic-replace-me


History

  • Release Date: 03/2002
  • Review Date: 04/2006
  • Recent Summary: 05/2008
  • Original Summary: 03/2006
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Last updated: January 15, 2014.