First Mammogram and Family History
Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:07 AM
My question is when should I get my first mammogram, and how often? I will be 38 at the end of the month. I do self-checks when I'm in the shower, but I know that's not enough.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:07 AM
I have no history of breast cancer in my family, but I have big boobs with a lot of dense tissue. My doctor was concerned that we might be missing something with the manual exams, so he prescribed my first mamo when I was 38. Talk to your doctor about it and if s/he says so, go ahead and get one.
It's good to have a baseline one from your late 30s-early 40s.
I'm bossy, opinionated, and over 60, so be prepared for advice if you post a question. However, I am not a medical professional, so please consult a doctor about your mental health issues and medications.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:55 AM
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:04 AM
Best of luck to you.
Posted 06 October 2011 - 01:38 PM
PS - I couldn't find the link I was looking for but I did find a good one from the Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclini...delines/AN02052.
I know that had I not been having mammograms on a regular basis, my breast cancer would not have been found when it was. I'm very, very luck that it was found early and I'm getting treatment.
Edited by sylvan, 06 October 2011 - 05:44 PM.
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