I had breast cancer. How often should I have my daughters checked for breast cancer?

Genetic Testing? Did you undergo genetic testing for the brca genes? You should have if you developed breast cancer at age 35 or younger. This would be very important information for your daughters. In addition they should begin screening 5 - 10 years before you were diagnosed or at age 40, whatever comes first.
It is how u do it... Even as you follow the recommendations of the distinguished experts on this panel or your personal md, make sure that the regular check ups are not done from a place of fear or expecting the worse, but rather a space of joy, peace of mind & optimism. So glad you're doing better!
Every 3 to 6 months. Starting 10 years before the age at which you had breast cancer, your daughters should get breast exams by health provider and annual mammograms too.

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Should men be checked for breast cancer?

Yes. Breast cancer in men accounts for about 1% of all the breast cancers. Any lump in the breast area, nipple discharge or skin changes on or near the nipple should be reasons to see your doctor. Read more...

Where to go to get checked for breast cancer?

You can start with. Your primary care provider. He or she can initiate evaluation. If indicated breast surgery specialist, general surgeon, radiation oncologist etc can be consulted. Read more...

Is it to get checked for breast cancer imporant?

Important. See your doctor for concerning symptoms such as lumps, nipple discharge, or skin changes. Otherwise recommendations for women without additional risk factors for breast cancer should get mammograms starting at age 40. Read more...
Yes. The earlier breast cancer is dignosed, the higher the cure rate. There are some controversy about what the best check ups are. However, you should perform monthly breast self exam. Have yearly mammogram starting at age 40. If you have a strong family history or brca history, you should start earlier. If you find something (a lump in breast or arm pit, or nipple discharge), you should see your doct. Read more...

At what age should you get checked for breast cancer?

If. You have a lump or other breast changes that concern you a physician should be seen right away. Otherwise, screening mammograms in women without other risk factors are advised starting at age 40. Read more...

Do you think I should I get checked for breast cancer at 20?

Self-exam. Call me old-fashioned, but i believe that a woman does herself a huge service by performing monthly self-exam. If you have a striking family history of breast cancer, getting checked for brca1 / brca2 may be worthwhile. Otherwise, i don't think most physician believe that the risks / expense / hazards of mammography are worth it at your age. Read more...

Please explain who do I contact to get checked for breast cancer?

See any primary. Care provider or community clinic and get a history and physical. Many communities have free or low cost screening programs. Given your age, a screening mammogram would be the usual next step, assuming the history and physical did not reveal anything concerning. Then see what the mammogram results are. You should perform breast self exam every month in the shower - ask your doctor for instruction. Read more...

On what age should you get your breasts checked for breast cancer?

The. American cancer society recommends annual screening mammogram beginning at age 40. Read more...
Agree with dr ghani. Also, for those with family history, start 10 years prior to age at diagnosis of first degree relative diagnosed with breast cancer. For example mother diagnosed at age 44, daughter starts at 34. Read more...

At what age should a woman start being checked for breast cancer? I'm 22.

During . During your annual well woman exam (pap smear) your doctor or provider will perform a breast exam. If any problems are detected then appropriate tests will be ordered, such as a mammogram or ultrasound. Monthly self breast examination is a useful way to detect any problems. The best time to do this is after your period. If you find an abnormality see your doctor right away. At age 4o you should begin breast cancer screening with yearly mammograms. If you have a first degree relative with breast cancer (i.e. Your mother) then you will need to begin having mammograms beginning ten years prior to when your mother was diagnosed. For instance, if your mother was diagnosed at age 45, then your screening will begin at age 35. Don't hesitate to ask your medical provider about these reccomendations, or other questions you may have. Read more...
20's. Starting around age 20 women should have a clinical breast exam every 3 years. Those with average risk will start with mammograms at age 40. Those with a strong family history should start 5 - 10 years before the youngest family was diagnosed or age 40, whichever comes first. Read more...

Can I get my breasts checked for breast cancer while I'm pregnant?

Yes. Traditional tests used to diagnose breast cancer are all available during pregnancy, including mammograms, ultrasound, mri, and biopsies. While it is best to avoid radiation exposure during pregnancy, shielding the abdomen during a mammogram is effective. If you are pregnant and find a new lump in your breast, it is important to notify your doctor rather than wait till after you deliver. Read more...