Why is mammography not recommended as screening tool for women in 30s to check for breast cancer? Bc their risk is low or bc of dense breasts?

Both. Younger women are at lower risk, and the sensitivity of mammo is decreased in the setting of dense breasts(which tend to be in younger women). There is no compelling scientific data that demonstrates any benefit to screening average risk women in their 30s. However, high risk younger women(e.g. BRCA carriers) may be candidates for screening in their 30s or even younger.
Actually combination. of both. Risk/benefit ratio is high for this age group to recommend routine screening mammography, unless there is genetic predisposition or positive family history.

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Doctors can you tell me when should young women start to have a screening of mammogram done for breast cancer?

Depends. Usually have yearly physical examinations age 20-40 and start yearly mammogram about age 40. Depends on family history & risks for breast cancer. Notify your doctor if you feel any breast lumps. Read more...
Mammograms. According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and 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...

Is breast density a risk factor for breast cancer? Mammogram noted "extremely dense breasts".

Yes, breast density. is a risk factor for breast cancer. The relative risk for extremely dense breasts is about 4x the relative risk of patients with almost entirely fatty breasts, and about 1.6x the RR for "average" density breasts. Find out all you need to know at http://www.breastdensity.info/ Read more...

Mammogram doubts neoplastic process, scan shows well lobulated solid mass, wider than taller, family history of 2 sis of breast cancer. D/d plz?

It sounds. like you had a breast ultrasound as well. Obviously limited info and incomplete description, but based on those descriptors, it is probably a BIRADS category 3 lesion(98% or greater chance of being benign). Most commonly, a mass with this description is a benign fibroadenoma. Read more...

My mother had breast cancer at 48. I 37 andy doctor recommended me to get a mammogram. Is it a baseline check and or necessary?

Yes get baseline sca. About ten years prior to your mom's cancer is typical to obtaining your baseline mammogram. Get a very good family history from both mom and dad then look into having your mom tested for hereditary breast cancer. If she's neg for the abnormal gene then you don't have to worry nearly as much. Just keep getting screened yearly starting ten yrs prior to mom's cancer. Supreme court lowered testing $$! Read more...
Good idea. Typically recommend baseline at 35 in women who have first degree relative (mother) with breast cancer. Or, begin routine screening at 10 years younger than the age of the youngest relative w breast cancer at their age of diagnosis. Usually, will not screen with mammograms yearly in women younger than 30. Read more...
Yes. While recommendations vary, many doctors recommend beginning screenings 10 years younger than the youngest family member who had breast cancer. So if your mom was 48 at diagnosis, then you would start at 38. Some groups recommend a baseline at 35 and then yearly at 40 for women with a family history. So you are getting good advice. Read more...
Yes, this is an appropriate time to have a baseline mammo considering the family history. Read more...

Can the mammography test discover the breast cancer even if the woman had a breast enlargement surgery (silicon)?

See below. It can still be used but it's predictability can be compromised, depending on the surgery. Read more...
Yes. Mammogram i still the best means to identify early breast cancer. A breast implant can make mammograms more difficult to interpret and likely will require special or additional mammogram views for the radiologist to see what they need to. Read more...
Yes. Yearly mammography should be obtained beginning at age 40 whether a woman has implants or not. The standard examination adds two additional images which "push back" the implants so that nearly all of the breast is imaged. I have detected many small breast cancers easily on mammograms which could then be biopsied by a needle without jeopardizing the implant. Read more...

My mom has stage 3 breast cancer im 31 and have never had a mammogram and I don't have insurance how can I get checked out with out paying a lot im very stressed out about it. Does anyone know a place to go in denver?

Sorry, Do't worry. Majority of breast cancers are not hereditary, besides your mom, other members of your family, your aunts in mother's side have it, then you need genetic studies, braca i &ii. Other wise at your age , regular breast exams only rarely mammogram indicated. Your community hospitals will take care of uninsured poor patients free, call your local american cancer society. Read more...
Health dept. The natl breast & cervical cancer program is offered in all 50 states. You may need to check with your local (county) or city health deptment for information. Check with mammogram centers in your area, who are usually funded by komen or avon to provide free screenings. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/. Read more...