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What age should a woman first get tested for breast cancer?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
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In brief: Usually 40

For women without a family history of breast cancer, then yearly mammograms start at age 40.
If there is a family history of breast cancer at young ages (less than 50), then patients are followed in a high risk program and imaging is determined (in many we start 10 years prior to the youngest diagnosis). People with brca mutations in their families should be in a high risk program as well.

In brief: Usually 40

For women without a family history of breast cancer, then yearly mammograms start at age 40.
If there is a family history of breast cancer at young ages (less than 50), then patients are followed in a high risk program and imaging is determined (in many we start 10 years prior to the youngest diagnosis). People with brca mutations in their families should be in a high risk program as well.
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