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At what age should you get your breasts checked for breastcancer with a mammogram?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: 40 and above

Women should perform breast self checks every month and contact a doctor is there is anything abnormal.
Yearly mammograms start at age 40. Many women get a baseline mammogram at 35, if there is not any high risk factor. If there is a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, contact your doctor or a breast surgeon for specific recommendations.

In brief: 40 and above

Women should perform breast self checks every month and contact a doctor is there is anything abnormal.
Yearly mammograms start at age 40. Many women get a baseline mammogram at 35, if there is not any high risk factor. If there is a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, contact your doctor or a breast surgeon for specific recommendations.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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5 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Usually one starts having yearly mammograms at age 50.
If you have a family history of breast cancer then starting at age 40 may be appropriate. It may depend on your physical examination, as breast lumps at any age should be evaluated by your doctor, and have appropriate testing done as your doctor recommends.

In brief: See below

Usually one starts having yearly mammograms at age 50.
If you have a family history of breast cancer then starting at age 40 may be appropriate. It may depend on your physical examination, as breast lumps at any age should be evaluated by your doctor, and have appropriate testing done as your doctor recommends.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Some authorities recommend beginning annual mammograms at 40.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: Mammo screening

According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and most 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.

In brief: Mammo screening

According to the American Cancer Society, American College of Radiology, and most 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.
Dr. Michael Gabor
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