Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health

How do I prepare for my mammogram?

On the day of your mammogram, please DO NOT USE deodorant, powder, perfume or lotion under your arms or near your breast area. These products may show up on your mammogram images. For your comfort, wear a two-piece outfit so you only need to remove your top.

Bring the name, address and phone number of your doctor and any other healthcare providers that you would like to receive a copy of your report.

Bring your doctor’s order with you to your appointment. If you have had mammograms, breast biopsies or other breast treatments at any other facility, please bring a list of the facilities, along with the addresses and dates the exams were completed.

Also, to eliminate delay in the interpretation of your new films please bring your previous exam results and/or X-rays with you. This will allow our radiologists to compare your new results with any previous examinations to ensure the most complete and accurate study possible.

Caffeine should be eliminated one week prior to your exam. This is for your comfort, as caffeine can sometimes cause breast tenderness.

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