What is a screening mammogram to detect breast cancer?

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A screening (annual) mammogram is the kind of mammogram that most women get. Two different x-ray views of each breast are taken to find breast changes in women who have no signs of breast disease. It is the best way to find cancer of the breast in its very early stages when the chance for cure is highest. Screening mammograms are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private health plans.

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