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When should I schedule a mammogram?

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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