Getting your first mammogram can be unnerving, even scary. But it’s probably not as bad as you might think.

(You want to do what to my what?)

I knew what to expect when I showed up at the hospital for my first mammogram. My doctor had been pushing me for months, and I had talked to countless women who’d had them.

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Margaret joined The Daily New in December 2019, bringing more than 20 years of editorial experience to the team. A Philadelphia native, she lives in Galveston County with her husband, Steve, and their dog Nanook.

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Jason and or Jenny Rush

Pro tip: wear socks during mammogram so it’s easier to adjust your body position while in “flattened” mode.

Jason and or Jenny Rush

——for clarification, comment above is from Jenny Rush

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