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A 41-year-old member asked:

How old can you be before you need a breast exam?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Breast self-exam: It is recommended that you begin breast self - exams at age 20.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

How would I need to have a breast exam if I have implants?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
The implants are: Placed behind the glandular bresat and even behind the pectoral muscles. Having implants do not prevent breast cancer. Implants can move or leak requiring more expensie testing (mri). If over 40, annual mammo and exam par for the course +/- implant.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Help please? How old are you before they suggest you have a breast exam?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Breast exam: In general - about age 20. But, please be seen if you find a mass.
Hobart, IN
A 23-year-old female asked:

I have a lump, i need free breast exam. I'm 23?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. R. scott Thornton
Gynecology 42 years experience
In luck: Most hospitals with breast cancer programs offer periodic free breast exams and mammograms as community outreach. Call around to see which has a free breast screening coming up soon. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org.

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Last updated May 19, 2015

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