My name is Tony Richards and when I turned 40 years old I began having unusual health symptoms including a powerful thirst and numbness in my hands. I went to see my doctor and after running tests he determined that I had diabetes. My doctor prescribed medicine for my condition and he also told me to make some lifestyle changes or the diabetes would get worse. I didn't want that to happen so I began researching ways to control diabetes. After implementing these ideas, my condition actually got better and I was able to reduce the amount of medication I was taking. If your doctor has diagnosed you with diabetes, it's very beneficial for you to read my blog so your condition doesn't worsen. I hope that by following this blog, it will help you to control your diabetes too.
If you have an appointment lined up for a 3D mammogram, you are making a good choice. Breast cancer screening is very important, since catching breast cancer in its early stages can greatly increase your chances of successful treatment. When you go in for your mammogram, you probably want to be fully prepared. Luckily, mammograms are typically pretty simple, so you don't have much to worry about. You may want to bring along these three things, though, if you want your appointment to go even more smoothly.
1. Previous Mammogram Images
If it is your first mammogram appointment, then you obviously do not have to worry about this step. If you have had 3D mammograms done in the past, though, bring along the images from your previous appointment when going in for your upcoming mammogram. If you do not have them, your doctor should be able to send them to the doctor or technician who will be performing the test. These images are helpful, since the person who performs your mammogram can compare the images to look for any changes or potential causes of concern.
2. Medical History and Family Medical History
One thing that doctors often look at when determining if a patient is at a higher risk of breast cancer is the patient's medical history and family medical history. If you are in remission for breast cancer, if you have ever had any other type of cancer, if you have any biological relatives who have had cancer or if you have any other risk factors, your doctor will need to know about these things. Bring along information about your personal and family medical history to your appointment, or have this information sent from your doctor's office if necessary. Then, you can make sure that the person who performs the mammogram and looks at the results has all of the relative information that he or she needs.
It might seem silly, but you will probably want to toss your favorite deodorant in your bag before you head to your mammogram appointment. After all, you should not wear deodorant to your appointment, since it can cause problems with getting an accurate mammogram. Since you should be able to leave your appointment and continue with your day as soon as your mammogram is finished, you might feel more comfortable and confident if you are able to swipe on your favorite deodorant before you leave your appointment.