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At What Age Should I Get A 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
10yrs earlier...: ...Than the age of diagnosis of any close relative with breast cancer, or at age 40 (whichever age is lower). As an aside, you may want to clarify with a breast doctor just how high your risk is for breast cancer. Most cases of breast ca are environmental, not hereditary. People have a tendency to assume more risk than may actually be present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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