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My OB wants me to get a mammogram as a baseline precaution. I'm scheduled for December, but wondered who else them yearly and at what age did you start?
having my first one this year, schedualed for Jan. 2004 I too need a base line, since I am adopted and have no medical history....age 37
I too am interested in the replies to this post.
EVERYONE should get a baseline by the age of 35 unless you have a medical history or a reason to do it sooner. Usually it's every 5 years, then every year after the age of 40.
I started having them at age 30 because I had fibrocystic breasts. It is such not a big deal that I am even embarrassed that I ever hesitated. A pap is more uncomfortable!
I haven't, but probably should. I'm adopted too and only know 1/2 of my family health history. If I'm not mistaken breast cancer runs in the family.
11-06-2003, 02:46 PM
Haven't had one yet. Just had my yearly physical last week and to be honest I never thought to bring it up - just figured I'd have one closer to 35...
11-06-2003, 04:19 PM
I had one done approx 7 years ago...due to such a size difference in the two! :lol: Haven't had one done since...and things have even out somewhat! :lol:
Ladies..if you are 35 or over..go get it done!!! It is no big deal, takes a few minutes (you wait longer for your turn!). If you aren't, I hope you are all doing monthly self exams. I have two women in my neighborhood who are dealing with breast cancer right now. One had a masectomy and the other a lumpectomy..they are younger than me!
11-06-2003, 04:39 PM
Had my first one two years ago, scheduled for another in the new year. It's not as bad or painful as some people make it out to be.
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