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Prior mammograms: It is helpful if you can bring any reports or the films from your prior mammograms, breast ultrasounds, or breast MRI scans. If you do not have access to these films/reports, then try to find out the name of the facility where those studies were performed. This helps the radiologist compare your current mammogram with your prior imaging studies, a critical step in seeing any changes over time. ...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
NO: More benefits by regular mammogram examination than the fear will cause cancer , accumulated total radiation in 20 to 30 years , are with in safe limits , those yeas will be exposed to more radiation from air travel to visits to beach. Take care of yourself by regular visits to your doctor and mammograms if indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast cancer is so rampant that i believe mammograms are the causation. Where could i verify this information?
MammogramsSAVELives: Your answer is right here--do the math. The radiation exposure of a digital mammogram is 3.7mgy. This is associated with a lifetime-attributable risk of breast cancer of 1.3 cases per 100, 000. The lifetime incidence of breast cancer in us women is 1:8. Mammography is a safe, proven technique for finding cancers well before they are palpable and there is no controversy about its use after age 50. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes but not for long: A woman's breast is squeezed as flat as possible for a couple seconds while the x ray is taken. It hurts, but it doesn't last long. Most women have no problem tolerating it. It shouldn't keep you from having it done if your doctor recommends it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mammo Safety: Very little in life is 'completely' safe.We make risk/benefit decisions all the time, without even being conscious of it.For example driving a car, or taking an antibiotic for an infection, carries some risk. With mammography, there is a minimal increased risk of radiation induced cancer. However, medical consensus is that the risk is far outweighed by the potential benefit of early Ca detection ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Annual after 40: This is a world wide challenge which is constantly evaluated . American college of radiology and american cancer society and others recommend baseline study around the age of 35-40 and then annual mammograms after 40 . I think what may change is how often in the later postmenopausal years. There has been some recent controversy about women between 40 and 50 but that controversy has been put down. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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