Published on June 26, 2017

4 steps for a better mammogram

Mammogram screeningTime for a mammogram? Whether this is your first test—or you’re a veteran of the screening—remembering these four steps will help everything go smoothly:

  1. Schedule smart. Arrange a time when your breasts aren’t typically tender or swollen. If you haven’t gone through menopause yet, that’s usually the week after your period.
  2. Skip the deodorant. It can show up on mammograms as white spots.
  3. Show up prepared. If you’ve had a mammogram elsewhere, bring the past images with you. That way the old images can be compared to the new ones.
  4. Share information. Tell your mammogram technician if you have any breast changes or problems or a history of breast cancer.

Source: American Cancer Society