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should a 19 year old get mammograms?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No: Screening should start around 40, potentially earlier if you are high risk. If you have a lump, see your doctor. Ultrasound would be the first imaging modality of choice for someone of your age.
Answered on Nov 12, 2014
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Risk is low at this age but there are many practical matters that must come into consideration. I find most lumps in these teens turn out to be normal fibrocystic changes I can tell by exam.If a parent or grandparent had any form of cancer and or the family is freaking out, I send them all to a breast imaging center where the attending radiologist will decide what type of imaging would be best.
Answered on Oct 20, 2016

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