A 44-year-old member asked:
should a 19 year old get mammograms?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Gabor answered
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 answered
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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