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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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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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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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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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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 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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My left breast hearts im 32 should I get a mammogram?

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 more

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Can I get a mammogram if I am still breastfeeding my baby?

Can I get a mammogram if I am still breastfeeding my baby?

No: Most likely getting a mammogram while nursing will not be helpful, since you have increased size of the breast glands and you might get flagged as a false-positive. Also due to the nature of the machine (mashing on the breasts) it could be quite messy. ...Read more

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Should I get a mammogram at 18 years old, my grandmother had breast cancer, should I take action now?

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 more

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