What should I do on the day of my mammogram?

Come about 15 minutes early to allow enough time to fill out some paperwork. You will be given a clipboard with several forms to fill out. One form asks you about your health history, and the other asks for your current address and phone number. We need to have correct information on how to contact you with the results.

On the day of your mammogram, do not wear deodorant or powder on your underarms, or lotion or powder on your breasts. These products may cause bright dots that look like something unusual on the x-ray. (If you forget and do wear these products, wet wipes will be available for you to wash them off.)

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1. What is a mammogram?
2. Is there much radiation?
3. Will the mammogram will be painful?
4. What should I do on the day of my mammogram?
5. What happens during a mammogram?
6. What happens after a mammogram?
7. What if I get called to come back?