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Shape: Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait Until Age 40 to Get a Mammogram.
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Shape: Reasons You Shouldn’t Wait Until Age 40 to Get a Mammogram.
Oct 19, LabFinder

Mammos may seem like a problem for future-you, but there’s a chance you may need one soon. If you’re a Gen-Zer or a Millennial, mammograms may seem like a thing of the distant future. After all, both the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Cancer Society don’t recommend screenings until age 40.

But, like all things in health, every person is different—and your breast cancer screening recommendations may differ too. (It’s rare—the Cleveland Clinic reports that only five percent of all breast cancers occur in women under age 40—but it is possible to get breast cancer when you’re young.)

When You Should Start Early

Even if everything seems A-OK with your girls, there’s a chance you may need to get screened earlier. “If you’re ‘high risk,’ then it’s encouraged that these yearly exams start at 30,” says Robert Segal, M.D., cofounder of LabFinder.com, an online platform for scheduling and reviewing results from medical tests. “If you’re concerned about your risk, the first step is to consult your doctor about earlier screening.”

High risk, in this case, means .. read full article here.

 


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LabFinder is a no-cost, online platform for people to easily schedule their medical tests and view results securely. The LabFinder team is passionate about improving the ‘patient and doctor experience’ through better communication, reduce out-of-pocket expenses and making everyone know more about their own medical tests. The mission of LabFinder is simple: we want to be solution to you and get you the test results you deserve so you can make right choices about your health.

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