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When should a woman get a mammogram?
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Dr. Denise Elser
Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yearly age 40 and up
New information suggests a shortened "sojourn" time in younger women.
Meaning cancers can grow faster in women in their 40's. While cancers are less common in this group, more frequent screening is important. Risk of breast ca goes up with age, so yearly testing is suggested. Women with strong family history may need to start earlier.

In brief: Yearly age 40 and up
New information suggests a shortened "sojourn" time in younger women.
Meaning cancers can grow faster in women in their 40's. While cancers are less common in this group, more frequent screening is important. Risk of breast ca goes up with age, so yearly testing is suggested. Women with strong family history may need to start earlier.
Dr. Denise Elser
Dr. Denise Elser
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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. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on risk
Low risk women could probably start at age 50.
High risk women may need to start in their 30's. Moderate risk women could start in their 40's. There is a questionnaire that you can take on the amercian cancer society website that helps you determine what your risk is.

In brief: Depends on risk
Low risk women could probably start at age 50.
High risk women may need to start in their 30's. Moderate risk women could start in their 40's. There is a questionnaire that you can take on the amercian cancer society website that helps you determine what your risk is.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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