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Am I that old???? OMG

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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I got a thing in the mail from my medical encouraging me to get a mammogram.WTH? I just turned 36! I thought those were for older ladies...did I miss something?
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stefvan
by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 4:58 PM

 They recommend a baseline at 35.  You're a year behind!

kristy0833
by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 4:58 PM

 lol i thought nowadays you got one at 35.. with so much breast cancer and stuff?? lol idk

laranadtony
by Emerald Member on Dec. 9, 2010 at 4:59 PM

 So what,while cafemom gave everyone else perfume and crap,they tried to give me metamucil!

ctfirsttimemom
by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 4:59 PM

its recomended to start between 30 and 40 last I heard, earlier end if you have a family history... I'll start at 30 every year, but I had one at 27 due to a scare.

wickedfiress
by Ruby Member on Dec. 9, 2010 at 4:59 PM

I'm 27 and I had one at 25 as a baseline, because BC runs in my family on both sides. You should have gotten one at 30 as a baseline.

ctfirsttimemom
by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 5:00 PM

even better!!  my mom just died of breast cancer, this is a huge deal to me.

Quoting stefvan:

 They recommend a baseline at 35.  You're a year behind!


chalisa0
by Kim on Dec. 9, 2010 at 5:00 PM

 Different places are recommending different things now.  I got my first at age 35.  When I turned 40, the doc said I could get another if I wanted or I could wait a few years.  I'm waiting just 'cause I'm lazy and because I'm a bit ambivalent about the benefits of mammograms.

mama2alex04
by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 5:01 PM
Haven't had one yet and I'll be 40 in a couple months.
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MaryLu86
by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 5:04 PM
you're supposed to start having them at 35, I have a family history of breast cancer so I get my first one at 25..
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