Mammogram Exam
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Mammogram Exam

Mammograms reduce breast cancer deaths, but many women don't get regular screenings. Test your mammogram IQ with this quiz.

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Mammogram Exam
Question 1 of 19 Correct

True or false: An abnormal mammogram means cancer.

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The correct answer is: No, an abnormal mammogram does not necessarily mean cancer. But more pictures will likely need to be taken.

Mammogram Exam
Question 2 of 19 Correct

What percentage of breast cancers are not detected by mammography?

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The correct answer is: Mammograms are the best screening test we have for breast cancer. But they are not perfect. Estimates vary, but roughly 10 to 20 percent of breast cancers do not show up on a mammogram due to where they are located.

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Question 3 of 19 Correct

True or false: Perfume, powder, lotion or deodorant can interfere with mammogram results.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Do not use any deodorant, perfume, powders or ointments on your breasts the day of your mammogram. The residue left on the skin by these substances may interfere with the X-rays.

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Question 4 of 19 Correct

What does a doctor look for in a mammogram?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. The doctor reading the mammogram will look for several types of abnormalities including calcifications and masses. Masses are not necessarily cancerous and some calcifications may be normal in women over 50.

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Question 5 of 19 Correct

True or false: Mammograms are done to detect cancers that cannot be felt in a clinical breast exam.

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The correct answer is: This is true. However, a mammogram cannot prove that an abnormal area is cancer. To confirm whether cancer is present, a small amount of tissue must be removed and looked at under a microscope.

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Question 6 of 19 Correct

What is the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer for most women?

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The correct answer is: The lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is 1 in 8; the lifetime risk of dying from it is 1 in 36.

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Question 7 of 19 Correct

True or false: The ability of mammography to detect cancer depends on breast density.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The sensitivity of mammography decreases as the density of the breast increases. As women age, their breasts become less dense and more fatty.

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Question 8 of 19 Correct

Which of the following is not a type of mammogram?

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The correct answer is: Types of mammograms include baseline, screening and diagnostic. Baseline images are used for comparison to later studies. Screening mammograms look for abnormalities and diagnostic images are taken when the patient already has a symptom like a lump or thickening of the breast tissue. A biopsy is not a type of mammogram.

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Question 9 of 19 Correct

What is the best time to schedule a mammogram?

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The correct answer is: It is best to schedule your mammogram just after your period when your breasts are less dense and tender.

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Question 10 of 19 Correct

What tests might be done if my mammogram is abnormal and I need further tests?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. The doctor will likely recommend a breast biopsy, ultrasound, MRI, pathology or staging workup if mammogram results warrant further tests.

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Question 11 of 19 Correct

True or false: Studies show that digital mammography is more sensitive than film mammography.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Studies show no difference in the accuracy between digital and film mammography. The number of false positives are the same for both.

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Question 12 of 19 Correct

What is the likelihood that I will be called back for more images after my screening mammogram?

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The correct answer is: Approximately five to 15 percent of women having a screening mammogram will be called back for additional imaging.

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Question 13 of 19 Correct

How often should a woman get a mammogram?

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The correct answer is: The American Cancer Society says mammograms are optional between the ages of 40-44, should be annual from 45-54, then every other year (or annual, if preferred) after 55. Your doctor may order a mammogram earlier if you show warning signs of breast cancer, or if you have a family history of cancer.

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Question 14 of 19 Correct

True or false: Silicone breast implants can make accurate mammogram readings more difficult.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Silicone gel implants make small tumors more difficult to detect than saline implants. Also, additional X-ray views are required on women with silicone implants, which may increase exposure to radiation.

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Question 15 of 19 Correct

True or false: Screening mammograms are not covered under health care reform.

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The correct answer is: Preventive care covered under health care reform includes preventive medicine visits and annual mammograms.

Mammogram Exam
Question 16 of 19 Correct

Which of the following is true about mammograms?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Compression of the breast may cause some discomfort. Let the technologist know so she can reposition the breast to help ease any pain.

Mammogram Exam
Question 17 of 19 Correct

True or false: All mammogram facilities are required to send results within 30 days.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Mammogram facilities are required by law to send results within 30 days. Most of the time you will hear from the facility within five working days if there is a problem or if additional pictures are necessary.

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Question 18 of 19 Correct

True or false: Screening mammograms have not been very effective in decreasing death from breast cancer.

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The correct answer is: This is false. According to the American Cancer Society, death rates dropped by about 2 percent per year from 1990 to 2007 (the most recent year statistics are available), with the greatest decrease in women under 50.

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Question 19 of 19 Correct

At what age can a woman stop getting a yearly mammogram?

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The correct answer is: Women over 75 should talk with their doctors about the possible benefits and risks of continuing to get mammograms. Things to consider include life expectancy and views on treatment if cancer is found.

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