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3 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MAMMOGRAMS

With breast cancer being the second most deadliest cancer among women, it’s important to know what steps you should take toward your breast health, safety, and revitalization.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many women will be taking precautionary steps with a mammogram, some women will be undergoing chemotherapy, and others will be looking into their post-mastectomy breast reconstruction options.

With breast cancer being the second most deadliest cancer among women, it’s important to know what steps you should take toward your breast health, safety, and revitalization.



You may be thinking about how you can make a difference in the lives of the one in eight women who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

Here are three things to know and spread to others this breast cancer awareness month.

#1 It is critical to have regular mammogram screenings because…



  • Self-checks are important, but lumps cannot always be felt.

  • On average, mammograms, on average, take 20 minutes.

  • Set an example. Be a role model.

  • Did we mention it’s the second-leading cause of death among women?

  • It’s safe, and it can save your life.


#2 In order to ensure that your mammogram provides accurate results, you will want to avoid wearing…



  • Deodorant

  • Lotion

  • Powder

  • Perfume

  • Jewelry


#3 You can still have – and should have – regular mammograms even if you have breast implants.


Having breast implants does not mean that you can no longer go in for a mammogram. A mammogram is still an important way to detect breast cancer for women who have had a breast augmentation. It is important to make sure that your mammogram technician has proper experience in administering the procedure to women with breast implants because a couple more scans may be necessary to see the tissue behind the implants.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding mammograms after breast surgery, click below to contact your board-certified cosmetic surgeon.

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