Published on June 26, 2017
4 steps for a better mammogram
Time for a mammogram? Whether this is your first test—or you’re a veteran of the screening—remembering these four steps will help everything go smoothly:
- Schedule smart. Arrange a time when your breasts aren’t typically tender or swollen. If you haven’t gone through menopause yet, that’s usually the week after your period.
- Skip the deodorant. It can show up on mammograms as white spots.
- Show up prepared. If you’ve had a mammogram elsewhere, bring the past images with you. That way the old images can be compared to the new ones.
- Share information. Tell your mammogram technician if you have any breast changes or problems or a history of breast cancer.
Source: American Cancer Society