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Breast Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

13. Is there any danger in having a mammogram?

Some women worry about radiation exposure, but the risk of any harm from a mammogram is actually quite small. The doses of radiation used are very low and considered safe. The exact amount of radiation used during a mammogram will depend on several factors. For instance, breasts that are large or dense will require higher doses to get a clear image. (Answer continues on next page.)