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HOW OLD SHOULD YOU BEFORE YOU GET A MAMMOGRAM

what age

 
LoVe4Free

Asked by LoVe4Free at 5:13 PM on Sep. 17, 2010 in Health

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  • The recommended age has dropped from 40-30, but they suggest after having kids (regardless of age) that you should start getting them yearly. Especially if you have a family of history of breast cancer.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 5:24 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • 40, unless you find a lump. Then you should have one to check the lump. I believe the recommendation is earlier if you have a close relative with breast cancer, but I don't know the number.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 5:15 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • I had my first one at age 40 with no history of breast cancer in my family.
    Skavswife

    Answer by Skavswife at 5:16 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • They requested age is 40-50 but if you have family history of breast cancer it's best to start at 18.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:23 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • My ob-gyn recommends age 40, but I've heard it beginning at 35. Of course if you have a history of BC in the family you should definitely start younger.
    thatgirl70

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 5:39 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • I think it should be 35.
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 5:17 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • I agree with the others...family history is key. I had my first mammogram at 40, 2 years ago, and received a perfect score/result "completely clear," for the past 2 mammograms, and I have been menopausal since age 37 (due to surgery)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:59 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

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