mammogram mammogram  /ˈmæ moʊ ˌɡræm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) X-ray film of the soft tissue of the breast

Usage(s):

  1. Ever since the 1980s, the mammogram has been the gold standard for detecting breast tumors.
  2. Place's doctor didn't think much of the lump either, but recommended a mammogram nonetheless.
  3. Without that mammogram, I wouldn't today be a cancer survivor.

News

  1. Sheehy Auto Stores to Fund Mammograms for Those in Need on June 20 at Sheehy Volkswagon in Springfield

    Sheehy Auto Stores will cover the full cost for mammogram screenings for up to 20 women in-need and/or without insurance at Sheehy Volkswagen (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10822866.htm
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Jesse investigation prompts new look at state's mammogram policy

    Joy Griffith couldn't be happier. The 36-year-old mother of two, who's in a high risk category for getting breast cancer, will have her mammogram covered after months of denials by the state employee's health care plan.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KING5 Seattle

  3. Woman with high breast cancer risk denied coverage

    A woman was denied coverage for a mammogram that was recommended by her doctor. When she couldn’t get the hospital or insurer to give her any answers, she got Jesse.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KING5 Seattle

Quotes

  1. "My mom, 30 years ago, had a mastectomy. It's changed my life because I'm highly aware I'm vulnerable to this disease and I get a mammogram every year," DeGeneres said.
    on Sep 25, 2008 By: Ellen DeGeneres Source: Washington Post

  2. "I was . . . treated for stage one cancer [two different types] in both breasts. The cancer was detected at an early stage thanks to a mammogram and the work of a remarkable physician who insisted on investigating beyond what the mammogram could...
    on Dec 24, 2009 By: Teresa Heinz Kerry Source: Washington Post

  3. "I always sort of thought, 'I'm probably going to get breast cancer. There's a really good chance.'" Nixon said. "I go for my completely routine mammogram and then I get a call from my gynecologist. And she says, 'Well, I have some - it's not...
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: Cynthia Nixon Source: Fashion.ie

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