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mammogram

 [mam´o-gram]
a radiograph of the breast.

mam·mo·gram

(mam'ō-gram),
The record produced by mammography.

mammogram

/mam·mo·gram/ (mam´o-gram) a radiograph of the breast.

mammogram

(măm′ə-grăm′)
n.
1. An image of the breast produced by mammography.
2. The procedure performed to produce such an image.

mammogram

[mam′əgram]
Etymology: L, mamma + Gk, gramma, record
an x-ray film of the soft tissues of the breast.
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Mammogram

mammogram

Imaging A diagnostic x-ray of the breast. See Mammography.

mam·mo·gram

(mam'ŏ-gram)
The record produced by mammography.

mammogram

a radiograph of the mammary gland.

Patient discussion about mammogram

Q. I am going for my first mammography, Is this test harmful? I am going for my first mammography on coming Tuesday…….just was worried as the doctor is suspecting a tumor….Is this test harmful?

A. Generally there is no harm. It may be harmful when you have them during or a week before the menstrual periods as due the tenderness of the breasts may cause discomfort.

Q. I am having mammograms annually since 10 years (now 43). I am having mammograms annually since 10 years (now 43), I'm not sure how much of the "armpit" area is included. I have recently noticed a lump on my right about half way between my breast and my armpit. It can be tricky to locate at times and I really don't think it's anything serious as it feels smooth and round. I do have very dense breasts. I had a core biopsy done on the same breast, upper & outer quadrant, some years ago that was benign. I am going to have my mammo for this year and I was wondering if this area between the breast and the armpit will be covered?

A. It’s difficult to get that area of the armpit in mammogram and I don't think they can get that close. If there is a lump, it will need to be addressed. Just let doctor know. Maybe they will send you for ultrasound. Good luck for your treatment.

Q. I know about breast cancer and I don’t have any lump and I had mammography but nothing was revealed…… I have been diagnosed with breast cancer now, till last week I was suspected with an allergy and I was on antibiotics and suddenly it came with cancer after my biopsy ………I know about breast cancer and I don’t have any lump and I had mammography but nothing was revealed…….anyone with some information on this problem…….now my doctor is planning to give me a chemo…..and all this is going very fast …..

A. again agree with dominic, but that's not harmful if you find a second opinion.
but if the second professional opinion says the same, then i will encourage you to follow your doctor's advise.

the earlier it is taken care, the better the result will be

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3-D mammography technology could enable earlier detection of a cancerous tumor that may not appear on a standard 2-D mammogram, said Dr.
Kouzali said that so far, more than 200,000 mammograms have been carried out as part of the programme, while half a million invitations have been sent to women aged between 50 and 69 to get tested.
Q: I'm worried about the radiation from a mammogram.
In my opinion, it's simple: The risk of having a mammogram is mild, but the risk of not having a mammogram could be a matter of life and death.
So, if a clinic or radiology centre want to give women a financial incentive to have a screening mammogram, it's not necessarily a bad thing.
But I would have grown up and lived most of my life without my mother, without my closest friend, and without my confidante and cheerleader had she not had access to a mammogram before age 50.
By avoiding getting a regular mammogram, you can potentially delay a breast cancer diagnosis, resulting in a disease that may be more difficult to treat and affect your chance of survival.
More than 80 percent of the women indicated that it is important to have access to mammograms that offer better detection and reduce their chances of being called back for further testing.
Other important tools-such as breast self-exam, clinical breast examination, ultrasound, and MRI can and should be used as complementary tools, but there are no substitutes or replacements for a mammogram.
Critics of the Canadian study also say it used outdated equipment and poor methods that made mammograms look unfairly ineffective.
The objective of the mobile mammogram clinic is to reach out to the poorest of poor women for free screening services at their doorsteps to save thousands of precious lives with early diagnosis, he added.
Now, a mobile mammogram bus has been launched with an objective to reach out to the poorest women for free screening services at their doorsteps to save thousands of precious lives with early diagnosis, he added.