Getting a mammogram is never going to feel like a relaxing spa treatment. But should mammograms be painful? No. Fortunately, there are several ways to make the test less physically and emotionally uncomfortable.
No matter how nervous or even anxious you may feel about getting a mammogram, the screening is essential for the early detection of breast cancer, says radiologist Dana Bonaminio, MD, who specializes in breast imaging and image-guided procedures. “One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Routine exams can reduce the mortality rate of breast