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ma moh gram

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

  • Ever since the 1980s, the mammogram has been the gold standard for detecting breast tumors.
  • Place's doctor didn't think much of the lump either, but recommended a mammogram nonetheless.
  • Without that mammogram, I wouldn't today be a cancer survivor.
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  • Ellen DeGeneres in Washington Post
    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.
  • Cynthia Nixon in
    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... Teresa Heinz Kerry Washington Post Dec 24, 2009 60858 81303 mammogram 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...

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