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  • Mammograms
    • What is a mammogram?
      • x-ray picture of the breast
      • check for breast cancer in women
      • checks when no signs and symptoms of cancer
    • How is a mammogram done?
      • done by radiographer
      • places one breast at a time between x-ray plate and plastic plate
      • plates attached to x-ray machine and compress breasts to flatten them
      • spreads breast tissue out to create clearer image
      • most often 2 pictures are taken - one from the side and one from above
    • What can mammograms show?
      • lump or mass in the breast
      • Calcification
        • deposit of the mineral calcium in the breast tissue


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