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How old should a woman be to start getting mammograms? I've heard several different ages.

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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 35-40

In the abscence of any other significant risk factors, a baseline mammogram needs to done between ages 35-40 years.
If that was ok, then yearly mamogram is recommended from age 40.

In brief: 35-40

In the abscence of any other significant risk factors, a baseline mammogram needs to done between ages 35-40 years.
If that was ok, then yearly mamogram is recommended from age 40.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Age 40, unless...

If you are a BRCA carrier , or otherwise of very high risk, it may be appropriate to begin screening early.
If you have a lump or other symptom, see your doctor, ultrasound would be the first imaging test of choice in your age group. Otherwise, the American College of Radiology, American Cancer Society, and others recommend screening starting at age 40.

In brief: Age 40, unless...

If you are a BRCA carrier , or otherwise of very high risk, it may be appropriate to begin screening early.
If you have a lump or other symptom, see your doctor, ultrasound would be the first imaging test of choice in your age group. Otherwise, the American College of Radiology, American Cancer Society, and others recommend screening starting at age 40.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine

In brief: Mammograms

Mammograms are recommended for woman age 50 and over. However if you have a family history of breast cancer, talk to your health care provider about early detection and starting mammograms sooner.

In brief: Mammograms

Mammograms are recommended for woman age 50 and over. However if you have a family history of breast cancer, talk to your health care provider about early detection and starting mammograms sooner.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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