A mammogram is an x-ray of your breasts. It provides a picture of the inside of your breasts, where breast cancer starts. There are two types of mammograms: screening and diagnostic. A screening mammogram is done for women who have no symptoms, meaning they have no lump in their breast or other sign of breast cancer. The goal of a screening mammogram is to show tiny breast cancers that you can’t even feel yet, when they’re most successfully treated.
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