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Mammogram is a test that produces an image of the breast tissue on film. The technique is referred to as mammography. Mammography can visualize normal and abnormal structures within the breast such as cysts, calcifications, and tumors. The first baseline mammogram for a woman should be between the ages of 35 to 40.

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