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why is it so hard to get your doctor to do a breast exam so I can have my mammogram

By Anonymous April 21, 2018 - 2:19am
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My left breast hurts I have a lump they just called it like a fatty lump but sometimes it hurts and where I get my mammogram they said my doctor has to do a breast exam first now I don't know what to do

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Hello. Thank you for posting.

Call your doctor (again) about your concerns. If he won't do an exam and order the screening, maybe find another doctor who will examine your breast and provide you with a script to have the mammogram. Your PCP perhaps, (primary care physician) assuming the doctor you are speaking of is your GYN. Is this an additional mammogram to a yearly one?

Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish to do so. Women age 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. Women 55 and older should switch to mammograms every 2 years, or can continue yearly screening.


April 21, 2018 - 6:26am
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