Patty, 31, visits breast specialist Dr. Kristi Funk to undergo her first mammogram.
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Patty's Mammogram Test Host: Patty’s anxious waiting soon came to an end when Dr. Christy Funk was ready to do the mammogram. Dr. Christy Funk: Patty you’re here today for your very first mammogram ever and I don’t want you to be really nervous because really it’s going to be just fine. Obviously here because of the family history, typically we start doing mammograms earlier than the youngest person who have cancer. So in your situation that would be more around 37 or so, so we’re actually giving the imaging a little bit early and very proactively. Patty: So I’m a little nervous about this test, what would you like to tell me what happens now? Dr. Christy Funk: Our technologist is going to mammogram your breast from top to bottom, and then you put your arm up and she’s going to mammogram it from side to side. So there’s two x-rays from the right breast and two on the left one the same thing and you’re done. Okay, so are you ready? Patty: I’m ready. Dr. Christy Funk: Good, so the gamma is behind you, just put it on like a normal robe open to the front and then open door Michelle will come and get you to do the mammogram and then I will see you in a couple of days to give the results. Patty: Okay, great, thank you. Michelle: We’ll move on to the right breast, are you doing okay? Patty: Yes. Michelle: Onto the other side now and that’s it and how do you feel? Patty: Not as bad as I thought. Michelle: Oh good.