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  • Mammography is a low-dose x-ray of your breasts. 
  • A mammogram is used to screen women without symptoms and to diagnose certain conditions that affect breast tissue in women who do have symptoms.
  • Most women who are called back for further tests after an abnormal mammogram result do not have breast cancer. 
  • It is important for all women to know the normal look and feel of their breasts. If you notice any breast changes, nipple discharge or a lump, it is important that you visit your doctor as soon as possible.

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Reviewed on: 23-07-2018