Please explain who do I contact to get checked for breast cancer?

See any primary. Care provider or community clinic and get a history and physical. Many communities have free or low cost screening programs. Given your age, a screening mammogram would be the usual next step, assuming the history and physical did not reveal anything concerning. Then see what the mammogram results are. You should perform breast self exam every month in the shower - ask your doctor for instruction.

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Where to go to get checked for breast cancer?

You can start with. Your primary care provider. He or she can initiate evaluation. If indicated breast surgery specialist, general surgeon, radiation oncologist etc can be consulted. Read more...

Is it to get checked for breast cancer imporant?

Important. See your doctor for concerning symptoms such as lumps, nipple discharge, or skin changes. Otherwise recommendations for women without additional risk factors for breast cancer should get mammograms starting at age 40. Read more...
Yes. The earlier breast cancer is dignosed, the higher the cure rate. There are some controversy about what the best check ups are. However, you should perform monthly breast self exam. Have yearly mammogram starting at age 40. If you have a strong family history or brca history, you should start earlier. If you find something (a lump in breast or arm pit, or nipple discharge), you should see your doct. Read more...

At what age should you get checked for breast cancer?

If. You have a lump or other breast changes that concern you a physician should be seen right away. Otherwise, screening mammograms in women without other risk factors are advised starting at age 40. Read more...

Do you think I should I get checked for breast cancer at 20?

Self-exam. Call me old-fashioned, but i believe that a woman does herself a huge service by performing monthly self-exam. If you have a striking family history of breast cancer, getting checked for brca1 / brca2 may be worthwhile. Otherwise, i don't think most physician believe that the risks / expense / hazards of mammography are worth it at your age. Read more...

On what age should you get your breasts checked for breast cancer?

The. American cancer society recommends annual screening mammogram beginning at age 40. Read more...
Agree with dr ghani. Also, for those with family history, start 10 years prior to age at diagnosis of first degree relative diagnosed with breast cancer. For example mother diagnosed at age 44, daughter starts at 34. Read more...

Can I get my breasts checked for breast cancer while I'm pregnant?

Yes. Traditional tests used to diagnose breast cancer are all available during pregnancy, including mammograms, ultrasound, mri, and biopsies. While it is best to avoid radiation exposure during pregnancy, shielding the abdomen during a mammogram is effective. If you are pregnant and find a new lump in your breast, it is important to notify your doctor rather than wait till after you deliver. Read more...

My friend who has breast cancer gets her tumor markers checked, my mother also had breast cancer, what are the markers and could I get checked?

Tumor "markers" ...Just don't work that well (outside of a few very specific tumors that don't include breast cancer), and should not be used to screen for cancer in someone without the disease. The odds are that any positive test would be a falsely positive. As far as what tumor markers are used for breast cancer, none are used routinely, and i'd ask your friend what the markers her docs are using. Read more...
BRCA 1 & 2. If you have strong family history of breast cancer, then you can ask your doc about testing. Usually what happens is someone with cancer gets tested. If positive, then testing offered to other family members. As cost comes down, will probably test more people. Read more...

My mom has stage 3 breast cancer im 31 and have never had a mammogram and I don't have insurance how can I get checked out with out paying a lot im very stressed out about it. Does anyone know a place to go in denver?

Sorry, Do't worry. Majority of breast cancers are not hereditary, besides your mom, other members of your family, your aunts in mother's side have it, then you need genetic studies, braca i &ii. Other wise at your age , regular breast exams only rarely mammogram indicated. Your community hospitals will take care of uninsured poor patients free, call your local american cancer society. Read more...
Health dept. The natl breast & cervical cancer program is offered in all 50 states. You may need to check with your local (county) or city health deptment for information. Check with mammogram centers in your area, who are usually funded by komen or avon to provide free screenings. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/nbccedp/. Read more...