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What is a mammogram?

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A mammogram is a screening test for breast cancer which uses special X-ray images to detect abnormal growths or changes in breast tissue.

From: Menopause and Mammograms WebMD Medical Reference

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The Cleveland Clinic Women's Health Center.American Cancer Society

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Journal of the American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 17, 2017

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The Cleveland Clinic Women's Health Center.American Cancer Society

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Journal of the American Medical Association.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 17, 2017

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