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Why should you get a mammogram?

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Mammography is your best defense against breast cancer because it can detect the disease in its early stages, often before it can be felt during a breast exam. Research has clearly shown that mammography can increase breast cancer survival.

From: Breast Cancer and Mammograms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: The American Cancer Society. Journal of the American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 17, 2017

SOURCE: The American Cancer Society. Journal of the American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 17, 2017

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