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Getting A Mammogram
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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