baseline mammogram

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baseline mammogram

The first mammogram obtained at a certain age, ideally—per the American Cancer Institute—from age 35 to 40 which, if regarded as within normal limits, is used as a point of comparison with future mammograms.
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The American Cancer Society recommends that women who are not pregnant or breast feeding and have no symptoms of breast cancer receive their first mammogram by age 40, then every one to two years to age 49.
Nine out of 10 women said they knew the age for a first mammogram, but only six out of 10 identified 35 to 40 as the correct age range.
Dr Bin Hammad said that the first mammogram should take place at 40 years of age and every year thereafter.
The extension of the Breastcheck programme will be completed in the next six years, when all females in that age group will have been invited for their first mammogram.
Powell's sister-in-law had a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis, and Powell recently completed her first mammogram.
They are more likely to say they received their first mammogram to be proactive about their health (25% of minority women vs.
The mum of three from Silverbridge, Co Armagh, said: "When I was 40 I had my first mammogram.
But have your first mammogram earlier and more frequently if you have any family history of breast cancer or are BRCA-1 or BRCA-2 positive.
The Rose was able to conduct cancer screenings for more than 4,300 women with a CPRIT prevention grant, said Gibbons, and 124 women were diagnosed with cancer, 43 of whom were receiving their first mammogram screening.
Women who had breast-conserving surgery should receive their first mammogram at least 6 months after completing radiation therapy, followed by a mammogram every 6-12 months.
A couple of months after my first mammogram in 2006, I discovered a lump.