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What age is mammogram no longer needed?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

There is no clear cut answer. If you are in relatively good health, no matter what your age, you should probably continue screening.
If you have a terminal medical condition, it may not provide much benefit to continue screening.

In brief: It depends

There is no clear cut answer. If you are in relatively good health, no matter what your age, you should probably continue screening.
If you have a terminal medical condition, it may not provide much benefit to continue screening.
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. David Masiello
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It is no longer needed when it will no longer be beneficial.
If you have a 45yr old woman with metastatic lung cancer it would no longer be recommended to get a mammogram. A healthy 85 yr old woman shoul. Generally if life expectancy is 5years or more it would be recommended to get a mamogram.

In brief: Depends

It is no longer needed when it will no longer be beneficial.
If you have a 45yr old woman with metastatic lung cancer it would no longer be recommended to get a mammogram. A healthy 85 yr old woman shoul. Generally if life expectancy is 5years or more it would be recommended to get a mamogram.
Dr. David Masiello
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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Never

Mammography yearly is advised for all women over 40 or 50yrs.
Breast cancer can occur at any age.

In brief: Never

Mammography yearly is advised for all women over 40 or 50yrs.
Breast cancer can occur at any age.
Dr. Paul Slawek
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Judgement call

When is stop is a judgement call in my opinion.
The purpose of a screening test is to identify cancer early, save lives/extend lives. But how much life is there left to save, can vary in the geriatric population. A bedbound 70 year old with multiple diseases, a mammo wont add much. But an 80 year old, running half marathons, that person has a long way to go and a mammo could save her life.

In brief: Judgement call

When is stop is a judgement call in my opinion.
The purpose of a screening test is to identify cancer early, save lives/extend lives. But how much life is there left to save, can vary in the geriatric population. A bedbound 70 year old with multiple diseases, a mammo wont add much. But an 80 year old, running half marathons, that person has a long way to go and a mammo could save her life.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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