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How to prepare for a mammogram

Schedule your mammogram at the end of your monthly period.

Do not wear deodorant, perfume, powder or lotion on your upper body. These products may show up on the film.

If a past mammogram was uncomfortable, stop consuming caffeine several weeks prior to your exam or take ibuprofen for two days prior to the exam. Inform your technologist of your experience.

Be prepared to give your breast history. Report to the technologist or healthcare provider any changes and ask any questions that you may have about your breasts.

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