What is Mammogram?

Category: Procedures

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Mammography is the process of using low-dose X-rays to examine the human breast. The goal of mammography is the early detection of breast cancer, typically through detection of characteristic masses and/or microcalcifications.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 62 13
Diagnostic assessment 16 2
Increase effect of another treatment 8 2
Benign breast tumor 1 0
Breast cancer 1 0
Doctor recommendation 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mammogram

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Mammogram

Dosage Patients
yearly 11
as needed 3
every 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 14
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 12
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3 patient evaluations for Mammogram

Sep 18, 2009 (Started Feb 27, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: As spot was found on right breast Aug.2009 , Mammogram redone , ultrasound done. Biopsy on Sept.04,2009 Benign Fibros
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 10, 2009 (Started May 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: checking for cancer or just masses of fatty tissue. I may have to have a biopsy had 2 mammograms in in less than a month.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2008 (Started May 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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