Mammogram Patient Preparation

Preparing for your mammogram is very easy, however there are some additional information that will make this test more comfortable for you.


  • Schedule your mammogram when your breast are least likely to be tender.  This is typically the week after your menstrual period if you have not gone throuhg menopasue.
  • Do not use deodorant before you mammogram. Avoid th use of deodorants, antiperspirants, lotions and perfumes under your arms or on your breasts.  Some ingredients may cause issues with your exam.
  • If you find that a mammogram is uncomfortable, consider taking an over the counter pain medication about an hour prior to your exam.
  • If this is your first mammogram at our facility, please bring your prior mammograms to your appointment.


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