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mammogram for women under 40

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Depends on risk: Low risk women could probably start at age 50. High risk women may need to start in their 30's. Moderate risk women could start in their 40's. Ther ... Read More
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Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Yearly age 40 and up: New information suggests a shortened "sojourn" time in younger women. Meaning cancers can grow faster in women in their 40's. While cancers are less ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Age 40, unless: If you are a BRCA carrier , or otherwise of very high risk, it may be appropriate to begin screening early. If you have a lump or other symptom, see ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helmy Guirgis
46 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not as important: Some studies claim that mammograms are better performed at a certain time of the menstrual cycles. More important is the reading... Age, density of th ... Read More
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Dr. Justin Buchanan
12 years experience Radiology
Very simple: You will be asked not to wear deodorant (or wash it off before the study). If you have any moles or skin abnormalities, markers will be placed on tho ... Read More
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Mammogram: Not much preparation is necessary. Refrain from using deodorant or powder for the mammo, because it may make it look like an abnormality when there i ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
40: At age 40 or sooner if an abnormality is felt. If there is a strong family history, then getting a baseline mammogram at age 35 is reasonable. Hope ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
See: Womenshealth.Gov and search mammogram. Also see radiologyinfo.Org.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: For most women, age 40. For women with a history of breast cancer in a mother, sister, or daughter, possibly younger. This depends on the age the re ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
22 years experience Radiology
Read more here: Please see these articles (and its related articles) for a good summary, pictures, and videos on mammogram screening guidelines: http://www.Concier ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Once A Year: Screening mammograms are performed annually. If a borderline abnormality is found (birads 3), a 6-month follow-up study is ordered but this isn't a sc ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Mammograms : Mammograms are recommended for woman age 50 and over. However if you have a family history of breast cancer, talk to your health care provider about e ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It's important: You are right! statistics show that approx 3 out of 100 women over the age of 40 will develop breast cancer over the next 10 years. It is important to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
This depends: For women with no particular risk factors and previously normal mammograms, the recommendation is annually. If there are other concerning factors, it ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
22 years experience Radiology
Maybe: That is the current recommendation, but some opt to postpone their baseline until age 40 if there is no family history of breast cancer and they are a ... Read More
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