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Earliest Age To Get Gardasil
Vaccines : Immunization starts at day 2 of age, in the hospital, 1st hepatitis B, then 2mos, 4 mos, 6 mos, 1 yr, 15 mos, 18 mos, 4- 6 years, 11 yrs, 16 years of age plus annual flu vaccine. There are so many vaccines & some of them come in cominations such as pentacel, pediarix, pro quad so that helps reduce the # of injections & allaw them to be up to date with the immunizations. I hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Risk increases w age: There is unfortunately no lower age cut off for breast cancer. It can occur in the very young as well as in the mature and elderly. Typically the risk increases with age and screening for breast cancer for women of average risk begins at age 40. In my 23 yrs of practice, my youngest patient was 19 and oldest 92, but I have colleagues who have seen it even younger than that. ...Read more
It depends: If you are talking about natural menopause, without any other factors, typically it is 51-54. If you throw in smoking, then subtract about 5 years. There is a condition called premature ovarian failure, however, where women can enter menopause in their 20's or 30's. Why do you ask? ...Read more
Menopause age: Average age is 52, some at age 42 some at age 62. ...Read more
Depends: A woman should start having pap smears when she begins having sex. I urge breast self-exam early. Breast and colon cancer screening recommendations vary. I'm not a big believer in lung cancer screening for smokers or prostate cancer screening for guys beyond the physical exam. Everybody needs to watch their skin. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on multiple variables like family history, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link for a more thorough explanation, and then you should discuss this with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read more
Ages 9-26 years: Gardasil is a vaccine to prevent cancers and warts caused by 4 strains of hpv virus. It is approved for females ages 9-26 years. Recently, it got approved for males also. Since most genital area hpv infections are from sexual contact, girls younger than age 9 don't need the vaccine yet. Some doctors wait until girls are teens before giving the vaccine, as that is when sexual activities can begin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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