Even if you have no symptoms, mammography can help ensure your continued health as a woman. Mammograms are generally recommended for women between the ages of 40 and 70 and for younger women who are experiencing symptoms or who are at risk for breast cancer.

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What you can expect.

Mammography enables your healthcare provider to see any abnormal areas in your breast, as the physician looks for calcifications and masses. If those are present, it doesn’t always mean that cancer is present, but it is a start in understanding how to diagnose any issues you may be having.

A screening mammogram checks for changes in the breast. When necessary, a diagnostic mammogram will include additional images that can be used to further determine whether more testing is needed.

When you go for a mammogram, it might be reassuring to know what to expect as the experience can be a bit uncomfortable for some women. The process is fairly quick:

  • You will stand in front of a special x-ray machine, usually in a front-opening gown.
  • The mammography technologist will place one breast on a plate.
  • Another plate, located above, will firmly press down on your breast.
  • The plates are designed to flatten your breast and to hold it still so an x-ray can be taken
  • You will feel pressure for a brief moment.
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These steps are then repeated for a side view of the breast. Then all steps are repeated so the technologist can x-ray your other breast.

You will have to wait a few minutes after the test while the mammography technologist checks the x-rays to make sure they are clear and don’t need to be redone. Your Lifeline Medical Associates healthcare professional will follow up with you regarding the results of your mammogram.

Contact a Lifeline Medical Associates women’s healthcare professional near you to learn more about mammography services.

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Doctor was knowledgeable and personable. She made me feel comfortable during the IUD insertion.

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Ease in scheduling appointment. No waiting upon arrival

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No wait to speak of, courteous office staff. I’ve been a patient for more than 20 years and have been so happy with my GYN experience with Dr. Weidman.

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Kelly’s courtesy, professionalism, medical knowledge is certainly exceptional. She is patient with you, answering any questions you have and reassuring you.

Fibroid Detection

I was explained everything in detail and felt comfortable


Made me feel welcome. Staff, & ultrasound technician are excellent .Dr Domnitz answer all my questions and made me feel bless to have him as my Doctor.

Pap Smear

Dr. Patrusky was caring and showed concern for her patient

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Dr. Smith has been an absolute godsend to my family. Her expertise saved my baby.

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Amy was thorough in her explanation of my results and not in a hurry.

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Mamie is highly professional and caring. She is an all around good person.


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Always a good experience. Office staff is very pleasant. Dr Generelli is wonderful. She is very knowledgeable. Always listens and answers all of my questions. I have been going here for many years and have never had a bad experience. Dr Generelli is excellent.

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Dr. Beauchamp took care of the problem that i was having and the office staff was very friendly.

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The staff is very nice. Emily took her time with listening to my concerns and giving me some tips.

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Dr. DeFalco is a compassionate physican who listens and provides reasonable recommendations. She is gentle in her examination in addition to explaining what to expect before she exams you. She answered all my questions. I highly recommend her.

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My experience with Dr. Bowers and her staff is always so professional and personal. I leave their feeling like I am cared for and cared about. It’s why I have been returning for more than 30 years

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Jennifer is professional and personable at the same time which creates an overall great experience