A 49-year-old member asked:
Is it bad to get first mammogram in their 50's?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
No: While breast cancer is seen for the most part starting in the 30's and becoming more prevalent in the 40's more women get breast ca in their 50's. Dense breasts in early years makes reading a mammo diffiicult and the young patient can be effected by radiation. Starting in 30's best exam is a montly one after menstural period.
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Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Mammogram.: Organizations like the American Cancer Society and American College of Radiology recommend starting screening at 40. There are some who recommend starting at 50. Either way, now is probably an appropriate time for you to have your first mammogram.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
How do I get ready for my first mammogram?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
No special prep need: There is no special preparation needed for mammography. If you have sensitive or tender breasts it may be best to schedule your mammogram on day 6-10 of your cycle, as you may be least tender at that time. You will want to avoid wearing jewelry that hags near your breasts as it will get in the way. Also, some body powders, antiperspirants and makeup contain metals and can interfere.
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