Wellness Wednesday: 6 Ways to Reduce Mammogram Discomfort

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Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women. The key to beating breast cancer is early detection. Women should perform monthly self breast examinations, have regular clinical breast examination by a trained medical professional, and schedule a yearly mammogram (beginning at age 40). Numerous studies prove that early detection is a vital component in the successful treatment of breast cancer.

Mammograms play a central part in early detection because they can detect changes in the breast that may be early signs of cancer, but are too small or subtle to be felt.

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OK, so maybe a mammogram isn’t your idea of fun. No procedure that involves flattening your breasts between two plastic plates could ever be described as enjoyable.

But consider the lifesaving potential of this test: A mammogram can detect breast cancer years before you’d ever feel a lump. And when detected early, before it…

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