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When should I go for my first mammogram?

When should I go for my first mammogram?

The standard age to get your first mammogram is 40 years of age, in the absence of any breast related complain. If there is breast cancer, in first degree relatives, then mammogram should be done earlier. Breast self examination is an option for women between their 20’s and 30’ and they should also go for periodic clinical breast examination. Current trend is to do sono mammography i.e. ultrasound of both breasts and if indicated, mammogram is taken. This alone is not an indicator of breast cancer risk – family history, lactation history and medications are also taken into account while recommending mammogram.

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