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How old should a woman be to get a first mammogram?

How old should a woman be to get a first mammogram?

It depends: For most women, age 40. For women with a history of breast cancer in a mother, sister, or daughter, possibly younger. This depends on the age the relatives developed breast cancer. Ultrasound and MRI are better tests in young women with dense breasts. For women with a suspicious lump, a mammogram, ultrasound, and possibly breast MRI should be done regardless of age. ...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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What to expect for a first time visit to a podiatrist?

What to expect for a first time visit to a podiatrist?

Hopefully, : A diagnosis for a foot ailment you present with possible treatment plan and an explanation of your problem. ...Read more

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How much is it to make an appointment to a gynecologist?

How much is it to make an appointment to a gynecologist?

Cost Varies: If cost is an issue planned parenthood is equipped to provide low cost high quality care, and/or referrals. There are also other community clinics, google them for your area and they can help. If this isn't convenient for you, call around and ask for the rates upfront. Don't let cost get in the way of care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is it a good time to start screening for breast cancer?

Can you tell me exactly when is it a good time to start screening for breast cancer?

Age 50 or earlier: Mammograms can detect breast cancer at any age, but the biggest benefit is between the ages of 50 and 74. Starting in your 40's or earlier, or continuing on past age 74 is an individual decision based on risks and preferences. For a complete list of preventive recommendations by age/gender and risk factors (if you have an ipad/ipod/ipad see the prevention checklist 2013 app. ...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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Docs can you explain what is a cheap way to get a papsmear and mammogram?

Docs can you explain what is a cheap way to get a papsmear and mammogram?

Check: With your local health department. They can often steer you to women's screening programs. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get back to a more normal sleep schedule?

Can you suggest how to get back to a more normal sleep schedule?

Can't sleep: Talk to your doctor about this to see if you need assessed for secondary insomnia (insomnia due to other organic or psychological factors) which can be treated. Meanwhile you can try the sleep hygiene techniques. Refer to my previous answers regarding 'sleep hygiene'. ...Read more

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How often should a woman go to a gynecologist?

How often should a woman go to a gynecologist?

Yearly: Seeing your gyn every year is a good idea. Though there are discussions in the literature about the need for yearly pap smears, it is prudent to see your gyn for a complete breast and pelvic exam, as well as to review your needs re: birth control, calcium/ vit d intake, breast self exam, diet, exercise, and to have a second set of eyes, in addition to your pmd, to evaluate you for non-gyn issues. ...Read more

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How much does it charge to set a appointment with a gynaecologist?

How much does it charge to set a appointment with a gynaecologist?

Visit cost: Visit costs are based on your current insurance provider and your agreed copayment or your insurance deductible. If your are uninsuredand are on a cash basis, the appointment is usually set for a minimum fee that can be agreed upon prior to the visit. The remainder of the visit cost may be paid at the end of te visit or you may be able to set up a payment plan. ...Read more

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First visit to a neuro-ophthalmologist, what to expect?

First visit to a neuro-ophthalmologist, what to expect?

A few new things: You were probably referred by an ophthalmologist for some condition in which the nervous system and eyes interact . Many of the tests are the same but the emphasis will be more on how the eyes are having difficulty due to nervous system problems. You probably will think the exams are similar but the interpretation will be more in depth in the direction of the brain and nerves. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get on a better sleep schedule?

What would be the best way to get on a better sleep schedule?

Make committment: Make a committment to go to bed at the same time every night. Ensure that your plan will allow for a minimum of 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. Don't take any naps. No stimulating activities prior to retiring. ...Read more

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What doctor can I go to to get a referral for breast reduction ?

What doctor can I go to to get a referral for breast reduction ?

Primary: Your primary physician can refer but if you don't have a primary physician and you have knowlege of a ruputable plastic surgeon you could go directly. ...Read more

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What does a breast ultrasound tell you? I found a lump in my breast and am scheduled for an ultrasound to get a better look. What exactly will the dr be able to tell from the ultrasound?

What does a breast ultrasound tell you? I found a lump in my breast and am scheduled for an ultrasound to get a better look. What exactly will the dr be able to tell from the ultrasound?

The type of the lump: Using an ultrasound, most of the time a breast lump can be categorized as a cyst which is usually benign or a solid lump which is commonly benign but sometimes it may be cancerous. If there is sfficient degree of suspicion, the reviewing physician may recommend a biopsy. Occasionally the lump may be just thickened breast tissue. Pease follow thru with your test. In addition at your age a mammogram is also recommnded. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a referral from your doctor to get a breast enlargment/lift after childbirth?

Is it possible to get a referral from your doctor to get a breast enlargment/lift after childbirth?

Breast Implant Refer: Referral from your primary care physician is not necessary in order to complete breast augmentation, breast lift after childbirth. Breast augmentation and breast lift are cosmetic procedures and totally elective. You must be in good health, have completed breast feeding activities and have realistic expectations. Review with a board certified cosmetic surgeon is recommended. ...Read more

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How many psychiatrist appointments will it take to get yourself a diagnosis?

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How many psychiatrist appointments will it take to get yourself a diagnosis?

One: When you see a psychiatrist, he or she should be able to give you a diagnosis at the first appointment. In rare cases, it may take a follow up to gather additional information from other sources. ...Read more

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How does a doctor perform a mammogram if you have aa cup breasts?

How does a doctor perform a mammogram if you have aa cup breasts?

Can be done: Mammograms can be done on virtually anyone. You will get 2 views - one from head to toe and the other from the side. Women with smaller breasts can be done. ...Read more

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How to know if i need a pelvic exam or a pap smear to get birth control?

How to know if i need a pelvic exam or a pap smear to get birth control?

Expect to: Most recommend pelvic exams by 21 or within two years of starting sexual activity. Birth control requests would fall in this category.Any sexual activity requires surveillance for evidence of cervical dysplasia or std's. Your primary care provider may refer you for specific consultations when necessary. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 18 to early to get a breast reduction?

Need help. Is 18 to early to get a breast reduction?

Not Necessarily.: Breast reduction surgery performed for the appropriate candidate tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed, regardless of age .In my practice, timing of breast reduction surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis. It is certainly not too early to learn as much as possible  about the procedure and the potential risks and complications associated with  the procedure. ...Read more

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