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Health Tip: Prepare for a Mammogram

Health Tip: Prepare for a Mammogram


(HealthDay News) -- Before you leave your home for a mammogram, the Web site suggests how you should prepare for the procedure:

  • Don't schedule your appointment just before or after your menstrual period, when your breasts are more likely to be sore.
  • Let the staff know if you have breast implants.
  • Wear a separate shirt and pants or skirt rather than a one-piece outfit, so you only have to take off the top.
  • When getting dressed of the day of the procedure, skip any lotions, perfumes, deodorant, etc.
  • If you're having the procedure done at a new facility, arrange for films from previous procedures to be sent to the new location.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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