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All mammograms are x-rays.
excerpt from Chapter Five of Breast Cancer? Breast Health!
by Susun Weed
Available at www.wisewomanbookshop.com
A mammogram uses radioactive rays to "see" breast tissues.
X-rays are known to cause DNA damage in breast cells.
A diagnostic mammogram is used when a woman or her practitioner
feels a lump and wants to see it. (Sonograms-a non-radioactive test-can
be used instead.) Most diagnostic mammograms are not one x-ray, but
a series of x-rays.
A screening mammogram is done on a healthy woman to determine if
there are unsuspected signs of cancer, such as a shadow or micro-calcifications.
A screening mammogram is not one x-ray, but a series of x-rays, usually
two per breast, four in all.