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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After having no symptoms, Lynn said she was shocked to discover she had invasive breast cancer after attending her first mammogram at the age of 52.
When Carey Newton entered her 40s, she did what many women do u she scheduled her first mammogram.
"As a nurse and a woman, I wanted to support the campaign on campus, so I signed up to get my first mammogram not thinking much of it," she said.
Lynn, who helped organise the event, was diagnosed at her very first mammogram.
Two years ago, she presented to our clinic for her first mammogram at the age of 44.
Sharon Rundle got the all-clear after having her first mammogram aged 50 and expected her next one in three years.
Finally, if you decide to follow the ACS guidelines and postpone your first mammogram, don't assume that an annual clinical examination (the examination that involves palpation and visual examination) will help to catch any issues.
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.
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.