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How can mammograms help in diagnosing breast cancer?

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A mammogram alone isn't enough to diagnose breast cancer. But mammography is still the most effective way to find areas that may be breast cancer. Talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often you need to do it.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Learn about Cancer: Breast Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Breast Cancer."

CDC: "Breast Cancer."

Novartis Oncology.

American Cancer Society web site.

Journal of the American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Learn about Cancer: Breast Cancer."

National Cancer Institute: "Breast Cancer."

CDC: "Breast Cancer."

Novartis Oncology.

American Cancer Society web site.

Journal of the American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 11, 2017

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