It’s true that mammograms save lives, but there are a lot of misconceptions about getting one that people believe to be true. We asked one of our imaging pros to answer a few of the top googled mammogram questions.
Can I use deodorant before a mammogram?
Avoid using deodorants, perfumes, or lotions from the waist up the day of your mammogram. Metallic ingredients in some products can show up on a mammogram.
Are mammograms painful?
The reality is that while some women say it’s a little uncomfortable, you shouldn’t feel any pain during a mammogram. If you do, tell the technician right away! The machine could be at the wrong height.