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  • The serious ways in which mammograms can affect your mental health
  • In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer… The Swedish study of nearly 400 such cases found that 88% of the women said they felt a sense of dejection, such as being uneasy, sad or unable to cope; 83%d reported anxiety; 67% said they had behavioural change... ››› more
  • [31 August 2015]
  • Should you get a mammogram earlier because you have lumpy breasts?
  • The answer is simple: Nope. Well, not necessarily… Women with lumpy breasts don't have a higher risk of breast cancer, so earlier screening isn't necessary. The technical term for lumpy breasts is “fibrocystic breasts”. The lumps are nodules of fibrous tissue or cysts that form in response to fluctuating hormones. These lumps might feel very tender and change in size throughout you... ››› more
  • [05 August 2015]
  • Going for a mammogram? Here's how to prepare
  • A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breast that doctors use to screen for breast cancer. While mammograms don't prevent breast cancer, they can help save your life by finding breast cancer as early as possible. And that means all women should do them. If yours is coming up, use these simple steps to prepare for your mammogram. Early detection of breast cancer with screening mammography means tha... ››› more
  • [14 November 2013]
  • ABC stunt proves mammograms are essential for detecting breast cancer
  • An on-air stunt has saved Amy Robach's life. According to reports, Robach who is a correspondent for ABC News underwent a mammogram on the 1st of October during a segment of Good Morning America to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month - only to find out later she had the life-threatening disease. This incident highlights the importance of having a mammogram… Robach wrote in a blog post on U... ››› more
  • [12 November 2013]


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