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Right Age For “mammogram” ?

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by anika987, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. anika987

    anika987 IL Hall of Fame

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    What is the right age?
    My neighbors say 38..

    Google it says 45 and some links 40..

    which is the correct age?
     
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  2. RRAJ

    RRAJ New IL'ite

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    My doc says to take every year after 40.
     
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    Angela123 Silver IL'ite

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    Please talk to your doctor. She can suggest you when to start. It depends on your family history of breast cancer as well. If your family has a history you might need to get it done every year no matter the age. They do some kind of analysis to get your % chance of getting BC. I have family history of BC, and no detailed genetic testing was done on the affected relative, so I have my mamograms and ultra sounds started at 24 ( when I moved to the US). My insurance doesnt pay it, but I do not take risks when it comes to health.
     
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    MalStrom Platinum IL'ite

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    I started at age 40, but consult your gyn for what's best for you. I get the 3D mammogram. If you have dense tissue they will may suggest doing an additional ultrasound.
     

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