Welcome back to our transformative 4-part blog series designed to give you a comprehensive roadmap for a successful mammogram journey.
At SportPort Active, we offer more than just high-end women's activewear; we're a one-stop hub with our patented EMF-blocking technology. Let's dive into the preparation and the procedure and what to expect during your mammogram.
Preparing for the Big Day
Having a mammogram is like participating in a marathon; you can't just show up and expect to excel—you must prepare. A mammogram might not be as physically strenuous as a marathon, but it does require some thoughtful prep to ensure the most accurate and comfortable experience.
Dress to Impress...Yourself
Your choice of clothing matters on mammogram day. Plan to wear a two-piece outfit; you'll only need to remove your top for the test. As Dr. Helen Johnson from the Mayo Clinic explains, "Comfort and ease during the procedure are essential for accurate imaging." Clinics may give you a robe to wear during your exam, which likely will open from the front for ease and convenience. Remember to dress comfortably as, less-is-more, when it comes to prepping for mammograms.
Declutter the Body Surface
Just as a painter needs a clean canvas, radiologists require a clear area for the most accurate imaging. Refrain from applying deodorants, antiperspirants, or lotions on the day of the test, as these can create artifacts that interfere with the images. Dr. Lisa Bailey, a former president of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, strongly advises that "Even a residue from these products can lead to false positives."
During the Mammogram Procedure - No Surprises Here
When you step into the imaging room, here's what you can typically expect:
EMF Safety and Breast Health
It's worth noting that many women carry their cellphones in their sports bras during workouts, a habit that could potentially expose breast tissue to electromagnetic fields (EMFs).
Numerous studies such as this, Dr. Lisa Bailey, "Cell phones in your bra is a bad idea", and the detrimental health effects of close-proximity EMF exposure. SportPort Active sports bras and sport bra tanks come equipped with patented EMF-blocking pockets, offering you not only top-notch comfort but an additional layer of safety.
Preparation is half the battle when it comes to mammograms. Dress appropriately, skip the body products, and understand what to expect during the procedure to minimize stress and ensure the best possible results.
Stay tuned as we release the next installment of our empowering 4-part series. We'll be discussing what to do after the mammogram and how to interpret the results.