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When should i get my first breast ultrasound? what age is appropriate?

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Dr. Dennis Holmes
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Breast ultrasound: Diagnostic ultrasound (US) is performed to evaluate a specific breast symptom (e.g., lump) and may be performed at any age. Screening US is performed to detect cancer in women with no breast symptoms, and should be performed in combination with annual mammograms (MG) beginning at age 40. MG still remains very important for detection of some small breast cancers that can easily be missed by US.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Help please! when should I get my first breast ultrasound?

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Dr. Jon Strasser
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
When necessary: We don't routinely do breast ultrasounds, like we might do with screening mri. Ultrasound is really only helpful if you feel something in the breast, or mammogram shows a new abnormality. Otherwise, they are just not routinely done.
Last updated Jan 3, 2015


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