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Breast Cancer

First mammogram

02/21/2007

Question:

At what age should a woman consider getting her first mamogram?

Answer:

The current recommendation is to get a first baseline mammogram at the age of 35. Subsequently the recommendation is to get annual mammograms from the age of 40. If one has a very strong family history, in particular if first- degree relatives (i.e. mother, sister) had breast cancer at a very young age, you may be advised to begin screening mammograms at an earlier age.

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Response by:

Bhuvaneswari  Ramaswamy, MD Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, MD
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University