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A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast, and the single most effective method of early breast cancer detection.
A mammogram is recommended annually for women starting at age 40 and then every two years from ages 50-74. Women at high risk for breast cancer should begin screening earlier. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often you should get screened.
A mammogram can help detect breast cancer before physical symptoms develop by locating tumors that are too small or too deep to be found by breast self-examination. Yet, some women don’t get this lifesaving test when they should.
Here are the top 10 reasons women avoid mammograms, and the facts to change your mind:
Early detection is key to defeating breast cancer. Getting your annual mammogram is an important part of your healthy body routine. Now’s the time. Edward-Elmhurst Health makes it so simple. We offer same-day, no referral appointments and same-day results for most mammograms.
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Schedule your annual screening mammogram today.
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