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Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness in October leaves no better time to talk about mammograms. Getting one is cringed upon by many women but these are necessary as we age. There are benefits to mammograms, and if you haven’t went for your first exam yet, here are some things to prepare you.
Of course the biggest benefit of getting a mammogram is early detection of cancer. Spotting cancer early leads to a higher chance of recovery. Early detection also allows women to keep their natural breast versus having to get a mastectomy. Mammograms do not hurt. You may experience some unpleasantness but it’s not really painful. The whole process itself is brief and there is little radiation used during the test. The physician reading your results looks for changes such as white small spots, lumps, or tumors, and other suspicious areas that could be signs of cancer