Claudia Davis, RN, OCN, CBCN, is an oncology nurse navigator at Community Health Network.
There is a lot of information about mammograms available to women, and sorting through the information can be overwhelming. Claudia Davis, registered nurse and manager of the nurse navigator program at Community Health Network, answers some of the most common questions about mammograms.
What exactly is a mammogram?
A mammogram is a low-dose x-ray exam of the breasts to look for abnormalities. The results are recorded on x-ray film or directly into a computer for a radiologist to examine. A mammogram allows the doctor to have a closer look for changes in breast tissue that cannot be felt during a breast exam. continue reading ...