Why It Is Done
mammogram is done to:
- Screen for breast cancer in women without
- Detect breast cancer in women with symptoms. Symptoms of
breast cancer may include a lump or thickening in the breast, nipple discharge,
or dimpling of the skin on one area of the breast.
- Locate an area
of suspicious breast tissue to remove for examination under a microscope
(biopsy) when an abnormality is found.
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
November 1, 2012
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