No More Annual Mammograms for Grandma and Ladies 66+

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2012
No More Annual Mammograms for Grandma and Ladies 66+
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Thu, 02-07-2013 - 12:47pm

For older women, getting a mammogram every two years appears as good as getting one every year, according to a new study

Read more here.

I am glad that it won't be necessary as much for us as we get older. Though I believe those of us that have cancer run in the family will probably stick to the one year mammograms.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2001
Sun, 02-10-2013 - 12:37pm

hi Thia,

well we have our mammo's every 2 yr (after the age of 60, I think it was) and I think that is Ok is it does run in the family and if one has had no earlier signs of cancer etc.