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Mammogram's when women are younger then 40.

By June 11, 2009 - 6:20pm
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Why do women have to wait until their 40’s to get a mammogram when women younger than that can get breast cancer.

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I think 40yrs. old isn't necessarily the rule in all cases. I was told by my OB/GYN that I needed to plan on getting a baseline mammogram at 35, but I was pregnant at the time so we put it off. I have no family history of breast cancer, but do have other cancers in my family tree. I finally had the test done at 38, and am glad to have a "good one" to compare to for future tests.

August 21, 2009 - 2:36pm

Because their breast tissue is dense and a lump won't necessarily show up in a mammogram.
An ultrasound may be a better option.

June 11, 2009 - 6:47pm
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