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Getting ready for my mammogram

What is a mammogram and why should I have one?

A mammogram is an x-ray picture of the breast. It can find breast cancer that is too small for you, your doctor, or nurse to feel.

If you are 50 years old or older, having a mammogram at least every 2 years could save your life. If you are in your 40s, talk with your doctor about whether it is a good idea for you to have a mammogram.

Your doctor can help you decide when you should start having mammograms and how often you should have them.

How is a mammogram done?

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