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At what age should I start getting mammograms?

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Dr. Jeanel G
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How early a person starts undergoing mammogram depends on the background risk. For normal risk individuals, Hpb Guidelines recommend mammogram after 50 years old once every 2 years. However, in individuals with risk factors such as history of BRCA mutation in the family, strong family history of breast cancers, and in patients who experience symptoms, they shd undergo some form of screening at an earlier age. 
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Dr. Tan Y S .
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For the average lady, it's good to start mammogram (MMG) screening yearly, fro age 40 onwards. In those with dense breasts, your doctor may recommend an additional ultrasound. From age 50 onwards, MMG may be done 2 yearly. However, if you are significant risk factors, your doctor may advise you to consider other forms of screening (eg MRI breasts) at an earlier age. Hope this helps!
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