When should I schedule a mammogram?

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When scheduling your mammogram, please let the scheduler know of the following:
  • If you have had prior mammograms, the scheduler will need to know when and where they were located.
  • If you have special needs (wheelchair/walker needs, interpreter services, etc.)
  • If you are pregnant or nursing
  • If you have breast implants
  • Any recent breast surgeries or biopsy
If you have a lump or other symptoms, you need a diagnostic exam, not a screening.

To reduce discomfort, schedule your mammogram within the first 10 days of your menstrual cycle.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.