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I had the change at 52. I have taken some form of estrogen since then (40 years). Do I need mammogram?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, absolutely

You need and should have a mammogram once a year- especially because of the age and due to your hormonal replacement therapy that can give you some increased risk for development of breast cancer.
Dont wait anymore- go to see your gynecologist or pmd- have a proper breast exam and annual screening mammogram.

In brief: Yes, absolutely

You need and should have a mammogram once a year- especially because of the age and due to your hormonal replacement therapy that can give you some increased risk for development of breast cancer.
Dont wait anymore- go to see your gynecologist or pmd- have a proper breast exam and annual screening mammogram.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Kathryn Wagner
YES! screening mammograms save lives by detecting breast cancer early. You should have started at age 40 and coninue annually but it's never too late to start
Dr. John Kirk
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: YES

In general, you should have an annual mammogram and clinical breast exam performed.
The presence of menopause and estrogen exposure potentially increase your risk of breast cancer. The older we get the more risk for breast cancer we have. Estrogen exposure and breast cancer risk is debateable as a causal effect, but most studies show a slight or modest correlation with breast cancer.

In brief: YES

In general, you should have an annual mammogram and clinical breast exam performed.
The presence of menopause and estrogen exposure potentially increase your risk of breast cancer. The older we get the more risk for breast cancer we have. Estrogen exposure and breast cancer risk is debateable as a causal effect, but most studies show a slight or modest correlation with breast cancer.
Dr. John Kirk
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Debatable

Doing the math, your age would now be 92? There is limited to no data supporting routine mammography in patients as the age moves beyond 75-80 much less past 90.
That being said, at 92 you're more likely to live to 100 than someone who is just turning 40. Surely there are reasons to be seeing your physician on an annual basis including a clinical breast exam. Discuss mmgs with him/her.

In brief: Debatable

Doing the math, your age would now be 92? There is limited to no data supporting routine mammography in patients as the age moves beyond 75-80 much less past 90.
That being said, at 92 you're more likely to live to 100 than someone who is just turning 40. Surely there are reasons to be seeing your physician on an annual basis including a clinical breast exam. Discuss mmgs with him/her.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: Yes,

you should begin annual screening now.

In brief: Yes,

you should begin annual screening now.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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