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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Probably not: You need to have a breast evaluation first. Most of the time pain is due to fibrocystic condition or breast cysts. An ultrasound will be very helpful. I would not recommend a mammogram at age 32 unless there is a suspicious lesion in the breast for which a biopsy is planned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should I get a mammogram at 18 years old, my grandmother had breast cancer, should I take action now?
No mammogram yet.: First of all, the probability of a teenager getting breast cancer is less than one in a million, so there is no need for a mammogram(until age 40). If your grandmother is the only member of your family with breast or ovarian cancer, chances are that you have no increased risk for breast cancer as compared to any other woman in the US. Nevertheless, you are never too young to learn self-examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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