Annual mammograms yet?

Avatar for Cmmelissa
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Registered: 11-13-2008
Annual mammograms yet?
Tue, 03-12-2013 - 3:56pm

My mom developed post menopausal breast cancer, so my doctor had me start getting yearly mammograms after I turned 35.  Although not a fun experience, a necessary one!  

Have you already started getting mammorgrams?  If not, has your doctor recommended when you should start?  

Avatar for nawleansdarlin
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Registered: 12-27-1999
Wed, 03-13-2013 - 4:16pm

I had one after my mother got colon cancer, not because she had colon cancer but because my grandmother had breast cancer at the age I was then.  I have not had one since.  I don't see a gyn and my primary care doctor knows I won't go for any tests unless I deem them absolutely neccessary.  I do self exams.  I'm increadably flat chested so self exams are fairly easy to do. 

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