Sabrina Musquiz NURS 6512 Discussion Week 3 Mammograms and Health Care A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast. While screening mammograms are routinely administered to detect breast cancer in women who have no apparent symptoms, diagnostic mammograms are used after suspicious results on a screening mammogram or after some signs of breast cancer alert the physician to check the tissue (National Breast Cancer Foundation,2016). Mammograms provide a more detailed x-ray of the breast using specialized techniques. They are also used in special circumstances, such as for patients with breast implants (National Breast Cancer Foundation,2016). When a mammogram is done it provides several different views of breast tissue which can give the doctor a better view of breast tissue and can zoom in on a specific area of tissue and can find tumors too small to feel and can also find cancer cells of the lining of the ducts of the breast tissue (National Cancer Institute,2016).
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