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Mammograms Matter


Asked by LoVe4Free at 8:40 PM on Sep. 14, 2010 in Health

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  • Yes........around the same time as my PAP if possible.

    I thought they were changing the age for when women should have a there are a select few whom have been found with breast cancer in their 20's-30's. I know of an old school friend whom died before she was 40 with it.

    SO sad........I think you should be checked from age 30 onwards..........just in case.....ya know.. depending on family medical history.

    Answer by LilyPondOasis at 8:58 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • nope i think you should be like 40 right? unless you have something suspicious or are very high risk?

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:41 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Yes....three of them. All negative. :-)

    Answer by gertie41 at 8:44 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • nope, my doctor doesn't recommend it unless your pushing 40, which I'm not

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 8:44 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I have had A mammogram, I am 27. I do self-exams and noticed a I got a mammogram. If you don't have mammograms yet because you are young at least do the self-exams (or, have your S/O do them :)

    Answer by stringtheory at 8:45 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • In 4 years, I will start having one.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 8:49 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Mammogram no, but every year when I get a pap done my doctor does feel my breasts for lumps or what not, but I haven't had a Mammogram yet I am only 28 lol

    Answer by mommy5409 at 8:53 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • yes i have

    Answer by canta1980 at 8:54 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • Nope, and frankly I don't see a point to it. I'm 27 and have no history of Breast Cancer in my family... Plus, Mammograms are a HUGE amount of radiation which can (and has been proven to) actually cause cancer... So, No!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:08 PM on Sep. 14, 2010

  • I'm due to have my mammogram in November. Everyone with the exception of DH's aunt on his paternal side of his family have died of some form of cancer. I now have 2 very dear friends battling breast cancer as well.

    Answer by Robsmommy at 9:16 PM on Sep. 14, 2010