What is a mammogram?

A mammogram is an x-ray of your breast and is the best way to find breast cancer when the cancer is too small to be felt by your hands or by your doctor's.

Your doctor makes the referral for you to get a mammogram. He or she will ask the receptionist to schedule the appointment for you and give you the location and phone number of the mammography clinic. If you have had a previous mammogram at a different facility, they will ask you for the name and location of that place so that they can request those x-rays.

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1. What is a mammogram?
2. Is there much radiation?
3. Will the mammogram will be painful?
4. What should I do on the day of my mammogram?
5. What happens during a mammogram?
6. What happens after a mammogram?
7. What if I get called to come back?