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A 40-year-old member asked:

are there any riskswhengetting a mammogram?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Yes, but: Besides discomfort/pain from the procedure, mammograms are considered safe.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Mammogram: There is a minimal radiation risk of mammography, which by consensus is outweighed by the benefits of early detection of cancer. Otherwise, no risks.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How often should I get a mammogram?

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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 20 years experience
Start annually age40: Annual mammography starting at age 40 is recommended by majority. This is recommendation of the american cancer society, the american college of radiology, the american college of obstetrics and gynecology, as well as many others. If one has relatives (specially first-degree relatives) with breast cancer in young age, screening should start earlier.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

At age 24, how often should I get a mammogram?

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends: Routine mammograms at your age are not necessary with very rare exceptions. If you have a breast mass, your doc might order a mammogram to look for other problems, but mammograms are not good for evaluation breast lumps. Read that again. Unless you have a terrible family history doing a monthly self breast exam after your menstrual cycle is more than enough at your age.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

How do I get pre authorization for a mammogram appointment ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Mammography: Please contact your health insurance company directly so they can tell you what their procedure is.
Lake Oswego, OR
A member asked:

Can you send an order for a Mammogram Mammogram?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Your doctor: This not an appropriate forum to look for a mammogram order. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
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A 28-year-old female asked:

Where can I do a mammogram in Cape Town?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Try looking online: Years ago, listings used to be available only in printed form. By the turn of the century, lists had become available online everywhere. Now, some lists are only online, and no longer printed. Local medical societies, hospitals, insurance companies usually list medical doctors and imaging (radiology) locations by name, specialty, and insurance plan. Some cities have locations doing mainly mammos.

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