from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An image of the breast produced by mammography.
- noun The procedure performed to produce such an image.
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- noun An
X-raypicture of the breasts( mammaries), used to screen for breast cancer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun X-ray film of the soft tissue of the breast
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The decision to have a mammogram is actually more complex than many realize, Schwartz says.
Because it sounds like the mammogram is already taken care of and the only piece you're asking the patient to remember is the sonogram.
It was the Democratic Obama Administration who gave a preview of what government health care would be like with the change in mammogram screening doctrine.
How dare anyone think that a mammogram is not important for women.
In the Op-Ed, the 71-year-old Heinz-Kerry also said an annual mammogram is vital to a positive prognosis, and made clear she sharply disagreed with a federal panel recommendation last month that women in their 40s should stop routinely having annual mammograms and older women should cut back to one scheduled exam every other year.
A mammogram is the best method of detecting breast cancer at an early stage and improving rates of survival.
The decision to get a yearly mammogram is not a societal decision it is a personal decision.
The denser the breast, the more difficult the mammogram is to read, the more likely I am to recommend an ultrasound, she says.
While you don't get the FINAL reading until your doctor calls - it sure beats being told that your mammogram is "shady" and then having to make another appt for an ultrasound/MRI.
When we got the phone call the mammogram came back negative, that was one of the best moments of my life.