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Should a 19 year old get mammograms?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Michael Gabor answered

Specializes in 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 11/12/2014


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in 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 10/20/2016



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