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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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More than 37 percent of women say they do not know how often they should have a mammogram based on their age and risk level.
The exposure to radiation during a mammogram is similar to a dental exam, and the procedure is required only once a year.
Rocco bid $75 on a gift basket in a fund-raiser conducted by Soroptimist International of Santa Clarita Valley, not because of the perfume or the make-up in the basket, but because of the certificate for a free digital mammogram at the new center.
Although I never like recommending changed behavior on the basis of one study, I can't see that women would be hurt by getting a mammogram in their first 2 weeks," says lead author Cornelia J.
We're so proud of the many centers that are committed to improving the mammography experience and encouraging more women to comply with the recommended screening guidelines by offering a softer, more comfortable mammogram," said BioLucent President Jill Anderson.
Dr Alexandra Economacos, a consultant breast radiologist at Mediclinic City Hospital, said: "I have been in practice in Dubai for eight years and over this time I have received many secondary referrals from women whose cancers were originally missed on a screening mammogram.
5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Lady Frances Wolf today announced that 3D mammograms will be covered by insurance under existing state law and must be provided to Pennsylvania women at no cost.
A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast, says Jacqueline Miller, MD, FACS, medical director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
For now, the recommendation is that women get a mammogram once a year, beginning at age 40.
A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms.
Chief Executive Officer of the Pink Ribbon Campaign Omar Aftab talking to reporter, said, "Since there is lack of medical facilities and doctors in the rural areas, where people have to walk many miles to reach a hospital, it is extremely difficult for women to get a mammogram regularly".
ISLAMABAD -- Pink Ribbon campaign has initiated the project of mobile mammogram bus to help women get regular checkups in locations where there is no easy access to hospitals.