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LITCL Countdown Day #7 Fact: Differences between screening and diagnostic mammograms

11 Oct

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DAY #7 FACT

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What’s the difference between a screening and diagnostic mammogram?

There are a number of important differences between a screening mammogram and a diagnostic mammogram. And you should definitely understand the differences before your exam and ensure your prescription reflects the appropriate test. The basic difference, however, is that the screening mammo is used generally to look for signs of cancer. A diagnostic mammo investigates possible problems.

Learn more at Cancer.org.

Source: Cancer.org

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