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Should I get a screening mammogram at age 40-44 if there is no breast cancer in my immediate family?
MedHead Confidence Score: 2
Amount Saved: $300/mammogram with radiologist report
People don’t often think about the negative side of screening tests. For example, most abnormal mammograms end up being completely benign, but cost a lot in money for follow up tests, not to mention mental anguish of the woman. When choosing to do a screening mammogram, be smart, don’t start until age 45, start earlier if the your mental anguish of not knowing outweighs the potential anguish of knowing you have a spot that needs to be followed up on.
Breast Cancer: Screening Release date January 2016