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10 Mammogram Myths and Facts

Putting Off Your Mammogram? Your Reasons May Be Weaker Than You Think

7. I don't have any lumps.

8. I'm too busy.

Make the time. Mammograms only take 15-30 minutes, and it's part of your routine health care. "It's a lot more time-consuming if you get sick," Saslow says.

9. My breasts are too dense.

Mammograms may be less helpful in finding cancer in dense breasts, but they're not useless. You now have the option of 3-D mammography or a second check with an ultrasound or MRI.

10. I eat right and I exercise regularly, so I'm not at risk.

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Reviewed on August 27, 2013

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