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A 31-year-old female asked:

Should i have a mammogram? i am 31, have had a fibroadenoma removed several years ago and no family history of breast cancer.

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
NO , no indication: At the age of 31 no indication for mammography , unless have strong suspicion due to brca i ; ! ( genetic ) even after 40 routine screening mammography id not improve in survival in recent canadian study ( controversial ref ny times article and my comment ). Go for regular scheduled check ups
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
No: I suggest you have a breast exam yearly. I would suggest getting a mammogram at age 35 and then yearly at 40. Hope this helps.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
No,: if you are not at high risk, you don't need a screening mammo until age 40. If you feel a new lump, however, it should be evaluated.
Last updated Aug 3, 2014

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