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Where can I go to get a mammogram?

Where can I go to get a mammogram?

ACR: Go to the a American College of Radiology Website(acr.org) where you will find an interactive tool to find accredited mammography facilities near you. ...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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How often should I get a mammogram?

How often should I get a mammogram?

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. ...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 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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How often should you get a mammogram?

How often should you get a mammogram?

At least every 2 yrs: This is unclear, because a well-done study showed little difference between yearly or every 2 year mammograms in women ages 50-69. The age to start mammograms is also unclear. For women under 50, it takes 1, 904 mammograms to prevent one death from breast cancer. Most groups recommend starting at age 40, but ask your doctor to explain your personal risks and benefits based on your history. ...Read more

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Is 17 too young to get a mammogram done?

Is 17 too young to get a mammogram done?

Yes: Unless there is a obvious mass in the breast, mammography is not done. If a 17 year old has a mass, then evaluation and possible biopsy would be a better choice. ...Read more

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

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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Is it bad to get first mammogram in their 50's?

Is it bad to get first mammogram in their 50's?

Mammogram.: Organizations like the American Cancer Society and American College of Radiology recommend starting screening at 40. There are some who recommend starting at 50. Either way, now is probably an appropriate time for you to have your first mammogram. ...Read more

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When should I get a mammogram for the frist time?

When should I get a mammogram for the frist time?

35-40 years old: A baseline mammogram is usually obtained about age 35 and then yearly after age 40. This can change if there are women in your family who were diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 45. These family members may start 10 years prior and be placed in a high risk program for close follow up. ...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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How often are you suppose to get a mammogram thanks?

Mammogram schedule: When & how often to get mammograms at what age varies depending upon who you ask (as well as your Family History). Check out http://goo.gl/sg2NP7, http://goo.gl/vJyiUL & http://goo.gl/3eu4HP. In general, recommendations start at 40-50yo for low risk individuals. This is best addressed by your Family Doc. For more prevention & screening options calc, check out http://epss.ahrq.gov/PDA/index.jsp ...Read more

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How often should I get a mammogram? I'm 41 years old.

How often should I get a mammogram?   I'm 41 years old.

Screening: According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and others, annual screening mammography should begin at age 40. ...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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I wanted to know when you get a mammogram, do you get the results right away?

I wanted to know when you get a mammogram, do you get the results right away?

It depends: It depends on the facility, some may offer same day results. Call the facility and check their policy. Otherwise the results will probably be ready in a day or two. ...Read more

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How often should I get a mammogram? Seems like they keep changing recommendations.

How often should I get a mammogram? Seems like they keep changing recommendations.

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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When you get a mammogram do they compare it with the previous mammogram if done elsewhere?

When you get a mammogram do they compare it with the previous mammogram if done elsewhere?

Yes: If previous mammograms from another hospital are available, a comparison is made. Occasionally, the previous mammograms are not available and the current mammogram is interpreted. Once the previous mammograms become available, the report is revised. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as too early to get a mammogram?

Is there such a thing as too early to get a mammogram?

Yes: 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. If you have a lump, a diagnostic mammo could be performed, but in younger women ultrasound is usually the imaging study of first choice. ...Read more

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

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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Doctors can you tell me when should my girlfriend get regular mammograms if she is 24 years old now?

Doctors can you tell me when should my girlfriend get regular mammograms if she is 24 years old now?

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. If there is a lump, it should be evaluated by a physician. Ultrasound would then be the imaging study of first choice. ...Read more

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