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Mammograms may not need that painful 'squish'. Should I be relieved or appalled? | Mona Gable

It’s hard to believe it took this long for someone to look at whether making mammograms less painful would also make them less useful Like most women, I dread going for my mammogram. Just the thought of having my breasts pinned between two hard plates, one hand gripping a bar overhead while a technician tries to shove them into position, is enough to make me sweat. Talk about painful.
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