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When should I get a mammogram?

Laura Gaspard Profile
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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 7 years
 
  • Catherine Nodurft Profile
    anonymous
    Family Member or Loved One
    You should get a baseline mammogram at the age of 40 (unless you have a family history of breast cancer, in which case talk to your doctor about when you should get your baseline mammogram). After your baseline mammogram, you should get a mammogram every one to two years, depending on previous findings.
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    • Laura Gaspard Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I'm only 35 and have a family history of breast cancer. Should I start sooner that 40?

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    • Laura Gaspard Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Whoops meant to say 25!!

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    • Catherine Nodurft Profile
      anonymous
      Family Member or Loved One

      You should have your baseline mammogram five years before before the age of breast cancer onset in any close relatives, or at age 35 at the latest. And definitely talk to your doctor if you notice anything unusual!

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    • Sarah Adams Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2010

      Yes! Go now! And look in to genetic testing for the BRCA gene mutation!

      over 6 years Flag

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