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6 myths about mammograms

Think it’s not a problem if you miss your annual mammogram this year? Or are you worried about too much radiation being used in mammography? Annual mammography for women 40 and older helps detect breast cancer earlier, leading to less aggressive treatment and higher survival rates.  #I: I have no breast cancer symptoms or family history, so there is no need for an annual mammogram. If you wait for a mammogram until you have symptoms of breast cancer, such as a lump or discharge, cancer may be more advanced at this stage. …

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