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When should I have a mammography screening?

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Dr. Tina Stein
Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Age 40

Most reputable medical institutions recommend beginning yearly screening at age 40 and continuing until no longer physically able.

In brief: Age 40

Most reputable medical institutions recommend beginning yearly screening at age 40 and continuing until no longer physically able.
Dr. Tina Stein
Dr. Tina Stein
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mammogram

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending Mammogram to start at age 50 and stop at 74 every 2 years but American college of oncology still recommends screening at age 40

In brief: Mammogram

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending Mammogram to start at age 50 and stop at 74 every 2 years but American college of oncology still recommends screening at age 40
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Dr. Leila Hashemi
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You are 42,

so you should begin annual screening now.

In brief: You are 42,

so you should begin annual screening now.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: For most at 40

The U.S. Department of health and human services, american cancer society, american medical association and the american college of radiology recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40.
Those with a family history of a 1st degree relative (like your mother or sister) having been diagnosed premenopausally with breast cancer start 10 years before the age of diagnosis.

In brief: For most at 40

The U.S. Department of health and human services, american cancer society, american medical association and the american college of radiology recommend screening mammography every year for women, beginning at age 40.
Those with a family history of a 1st degree relative (like your mother or sister) having been diagnosed premenopausally with breast cancer start 10 years before the age of diagnosis.
Dr. Carl Decker
Dr. Carl Decker
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Age 40.

It is well-established that mammograms will find breast cancers well before most people would ever palpate it, and, in defined age groups, saves lives.
Controversy exists whether to start screening at age 50 or 40; in the US, most doctors recommend yearly mammograms at 40. It is also controversial whether to get mammograms after age 75;; this is more dependent on a woman's physiologic age.

In brief: Age 40.

It is well-established that mammograms will find breast cancers well before most people would ever palpate it, and, in defined age groups, saves lives.
Controversy exists whether to start screening at age 50 or 40; in the US, most doctors recommend yearly mammograms at 40. It is also controversial whether to get mammograms after age 75;; this is more dependent on a woman's physiologic age.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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