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At what age should a woman have a facelift?

At what age should a woman have a facelift?

Age for facelift: Facial aging can bother a person at varying ages. Mild aging can be treated non-surgically with skin care, botox, and filler injections. As aging progresses, procedures like mini-facelift, neck lift, or full facelift (with/without brow and eyes) become more appropriate. Consultation with a plastic surgeon will allow you to discuss your concerns to create the most appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more


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At what age can you get a mammogram?

At what age can you get a mammogram?

Screening mammo: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. I see you are 44, you should consider getting one soon. ...Read more

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At what age should a man get a prostate check-up?

At what age should a man get a prostate check-up?

Consider at 50: Current evidence suggests that men who are age 50 should discuss screening with their doctor to determine if they are a good candidate for screening. Black men and those men with a family history of prostate cancer ( under age 65) should consider screening at a younger age. ...Read more

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How old should a woman be to get a first mammogram?

How old should a woman be to get a first mammogram?

It depends: For most women, age 40. For women with a history of breast cancer in a mother, sister, or daughter, possibly younger. This depends on the age the relatives developed breast cancer. Ultrasound and MRI are better tests in young women with dense breasts. For women with a suspicious lump, a mammogram, ultrasound, and possibly breast MRI should be done regardless of age. ...Read more

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At what age should you get your breasts checked for breastcancer with a mammogram?

At what age should you get your breasts checked for breastcancer with a mammogram?

40 and above: Women should perform breast self checks every month and contact a doctor is there is anything abnormal. Yearly mammograms start at age 40. Many women get a baseline mammogram at 35, if there is not any high risk factor. If there is a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, contact your doctor or a breast surgeon for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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When should a woman get a mammogram?

When should a woman get a mammogram?

Yearly age 40 and up: New information suggests a shortened "sojourn" time in younger women. Meaning cancers can grow faster in women in their 40's. While cancers are less common in this group, more frequent screening is important. Risk of breast ca goes up with age, so yearly testing is suggested. Women with strong family history may need to start earlier. ...Read more

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At what age can you have a breast screening?

At what age can you have a breast screening?

Age 50 or earlier: Mammograms can detect breast cancer at any age, but the biggest benefit is between the ages of 50 and 74. Starting in your 40's or earlier, or continuing on past age 74 is an individual decision based on risks and preferences. For a complete list of preventive recommendations by age/gender and risk factors (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...Read more

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What age should a woman first get tested for breast cancer?

What age should a woman first get tested for breast cancer?

Usually 40: For women without a family history of breast cancer, then yearly mammograms start at age 40. If there is a family history of breast cancer at young ages (less than 50), then patients are followed in a high risk program and imaging is determined (in many we start 10 years prior to the youngest diagnosis). People with brca mutations in their families should be in a high risk program as well. ...Read more

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Which cancer screenings and at what age should a woman get them?

Which cancer screenings and at what age should a woman get them?

A few: The following are recommended: pap smears every 3 years from age 21-65, mammograms every 2 years at least from 50-74 (maybe earlier or later), colon cancer screening from 50-75. Others may be recommended based on your particular risks. For a complete list of recommendations by age/gender and risk factors (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...Read more

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What is another check-up a woman should get every year beside a pap smear and mammogram?

What is another check-up a woman should get every year beside a pap smear and mammogram?

Pelvic exam: A woman over 35 needs a pelvic exam including a bimanual and rectovaginal examination yearly. Your pap smear, if normal, may not need to be yearly. ...Read more

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Ha it safe for a woman to have a baby at age 46?

Ha it safe for a woman to have a baby at age 46?

Depends on variables: Pregnancy risks depend on a variety of variables.If your basic health is good, your system may be able to handle the process well.As you are likely aware, your risk of a down syndrome birth is increased to about 4-5 % and that must be added to an overall risk of 4% of unexpected outcome for any pregnancy.A visit to your obgyn and a genetic counsellor may be your best source of specific information. ...Read more

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At what age should a female go see a gynecologist?

At what age should a female go see a gynecologist?

Depends on situation: If a woman has no gynecological problems: no probs w/periods, not sexually active, doesn't have pain, or need birth control - they may not see their gynecologist until age 21 (when the first pap smear is recommended now). But for any problems - they can see a gynecologist - at any age, for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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At what age does a woman start becoming too old to safely have a baby?

At what age does a woman start becoming too old to safely have a baby?

Varies: Women's fertility starts to diminish in the late 30's and menopause starts depending upon the person in the 40's . Having a baby later in life increases the risk of having varies fetal defects - but tests are available for this. ...Read more

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At what age can you get a breast lift/implants?

At what age can you get a breast lift/implants?

Physically mature: Although age 18 is typically the age of consent there are many other factors that may alter the age for performing surgery and his will include an assessment of your physically maturity, presence of deformity or asymmetry, age at which you may consider nursing, expectations and mental maturity, as well as the extent of the procedure required and many other factors. ...Read more

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At what age can a man get a vasectomy?

At what age can a man get a vasectomy?

No legal age limit.: There has been no legal age limitation although traditional thought to have children before vasectomy continues exerting its influence to many people's mind. That is understandable, but carries no legal weight to preclude vasectomy. So, it can be done for teens if ... Or for the elderly to prevent epididymitis... ...Read more

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At what age should a girl get wet?

At what age should a girl get wet?

I guess: You mean vaginally? If so the answer is at puberty. ...Read more

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At what age can you get a breast reduction?

At what age can you get a breast reduction?

Almost All: Breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations plastic surgeons perform. Teenagers who suffer from juvenile breast hypertrophy may be good candidates for the procedure. Otherwise, assuming overall good health, patients of all ages are potentially good candidates. ...Read more

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How many times should a woman have a mammogram annually?

How many times should a woman have a mammogram annually?

Age 40: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and most others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. ...Read more

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How old should a female when she should start getting mammograms to check for breast cancer?

How old should a female when she should start getting mammograms to check for breast cancer?

Depends: In the absence of a family history of breast cancer, the american cancer society recommends annual screening mammography starting at the age of 40. This should be performed in conjunction with an annual clinical breast exam by the patient's doctor. A self breast exam is also recommended. ...Read more

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Is it more better to get a sonogram verses a mammogram in a woman under age 35 ?

Is it more better to get a sonogram verses a mammogram in a woman under age 35 ?

Often sonogram: Most centers would start with an ultrasound of the breast in a woman <35 to work up a lump or other palpable abnormality. Only in the setting of a patient with a family history (for instance your mother diagnosed with breast cancer premenopausally) would you start with a mammogram. In that case, the mammogram would start at the age at diagnosis minus 10 years. ...Read more

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When do you get regular mammograms? Breast cancer does not run in my family, but i want to make sure i'm doing everything to stay in good health. At what age do you recommend women start getting mammograms?

When do you get regular mammograms? Breast cancer does not run in my family, but i want to make sure i'm doing everything to stay in good health. At what age do you recommend women start getting mammograms?

Currently, : Currently, at our institution we recommend that a woman with no risk factors begin yearly screening mammography at age 40. However, the recommendation for beginning screening mammography has become more controversial due to the recently published recommendations by the us preventative services task force which recommends screening mammography for women age 50 to 74 years. A rationale behind this recommendation is that screening mammography in women age 40 - 49 years results in more false positive results with comparatively few cancers detected. Currently, both the american college of radiology and the american cancer society recommend yearly screening beginning at 40 years of age. ...Read more

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When should a woman get a mammogram?

Yearly age 40 and up: New information suggests a shortened "sojourn" time in younger women. Meaning cancers can grow faster in women in their 40's. While cancers are less common in this group, more frequent screening is important. Risk of breast ca goes up with age, so yearly testing is suggested. Women with strong family history may need to start earlier. ...Read more

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How old should a woman be to get a first mammogram?

It depends: For most women, age 40. For women with a history of breast cancer in a mother, sister, or daughter, possibly younger. This depends on the age the relatives developed breast cancer. Ultrasound and MRI are better tests in young women with dense breasts. For women with a suspicious lump, a mammogram, ultrasound, and possibly breast MRI should be done regardless of age. ...Read more

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How old should a woman be to start getting mammograms? I've heard several different ages.

35-40: In the abscence of any other significant risk factors, a baseline mammogram needs to done between ages 35-40 years. If that was ok, then yearly mamogram is recommended from age 40. ...Read more

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Which is the other thing a woman should get every year beside a pap smear and mammogram?

Which is the other thing a woman should get every year beside a pap smear and mammogram?

Depends on age: At your age you need pap but if the pap is normal 2-3 years in a row you can do it less often. Mammogram is recommended after age 50. You may wish to check blood lipids, blood sugar and take vaccinations as needed. See this site for more information. http://www.cdc.gov/aging/. ...Read more

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From what age should women have mammogram every 2 yrs instead of 1 yr?A 52 yrs old woman with benign(non cancer)findings sh. have mam. every 1or2 yrs?

From what age should women have mammogram every 2 yrs instead of 1 yr?A 52 yrs old woman with benign(non cancer)findings sh. have mam. every 1or2 yrs?

Mammography: This is a matter of controversy at this time. At age 50 mammograms every two years may be reasonable, but yearly mammography can still be done. I would be guided by your physician or gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is another check-up a woman should get every year beside a pap smear and mammogram?

Pelvic exam: A woman over 35 needs a pelvic exam including a bimanual and rectovaginal examination yearly. Your pap smear, if normal, may not need to be yearly. ...Read more

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At what age can you get a mammogram?

Screening mammo: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. I see you are 44, you should consider getting one soon. ...Read more

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What is the right age to get a mammogram?

What is the right age to get a mammogram?

Mammogram age?: If your family history has women with early breast cancer ( mother, grandmother, sister) age 35 is appropriate for a digital mammogram. If your family history is negative for breast cancer, age 40 would be appropriate. if you have dense heavy breasts, annual mammograms after 40 is suggested. ...Read more

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At what age should I get my first mammogram?

At what age should I get my first mammogram?

Make an appt.: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. I see you are 46, so now is the time for you to get your first mammogram! ...Read more

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

Not until 40 yo: Most professional societies recommend starting annual mammograms at age 40. However, if you have a family history of breast cancer, see a physician because you may be started earlier if you meet criteria. ...Read more

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How often should you get a mammogram after age 40?

Yearly: Leading scientific groups including the american cancer society and the american college of radiology recommend yearly mammograms. ...Read more

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Do you think I should wait until age 40 to get a mammogram?

Do you think I should wait until age 40 to get a mammogram?

Age 40: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. Screening may begin sooner if you are a BRCA carrier or are otherwise at high risk. ...Read more

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How do you no other than age & genes when to get a mammogram.

Mammogram: A thorough history and physical by your doctor will help determine whether you are at increased risk, and if you need to begin screening earlier. If you feel a lump, or have another breast related symptom, see your doctor... You made need breast imaging, likely an ultrasound and possibly a mammogram. ...Read more

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At what age should you get your breasts checked for breastcancer with a mammogram?

40 and above: Women should perform breast self checks every month and contact a doctor is there is anything abnormal. Yearly mammograms start at age 40. Many women get a baseline mammogram at 35, if there is not any high risk factor. If there is a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, contact your doctor or a breast surgeon for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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I'm 36 and get weird sensations in my breast. It doesn't hurt and goes away on its own. What age should I get mammogram I keep hearing early detection?

Hormone effect: Early detection of breast pathology is important and the best way to follow thru is with mammo. Prior to age 35 the breast is sensitive to RT and too dense to get good films so physical exam and sono are employed. After age 35 one good mammo should suffice and if no pathology seen, physical every year with next mammo at age 40. Monthly self exams are important. ...Read more

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I'm a female age 51 who has had a ache in my right side under breast for 3 years. I've had a ultra sound and mammogram 2 years ago both normal.

I'm a female age 51 who has had a ache in my right side under breast for 3 years.  I've had a ultra sound and mammogram 2 years ago both normal.

You should: see your doctor. Usually breast pain is due to benign causes, but it needs to be evaluated. Negative mammo and ultrasound from 2 years ago not relevant today, you are probably at least due for a new mammogram. ...Read more

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