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Breast Health

Mammograms

The purpose of breast cancer screening is to detect early breast cancers before they can be detected by self-breast examination. It is believed that part of the reason that less people are dying from breast cancer these days is due to this early detection and starting treatment early before it can spread.

There are essentially 3 or 4 ways to screen for breast cancer. These methods are mammography, self-breast exam and physician breast exam. Occasionally MRI may be used in select patients. We will limit our discussion to mammograms for this article.

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