Posted by: Coral | 2012/01/31


Was just wondering from what age one needs to go for a mammogram and is this something that one should have done on a yearly basis? My colleague has been diagnosed with breast cancer and apparently has a huge mass. Is this possible to develop within a year or is this somebody that has neglected to go for mammograms?

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From the age of 40 you should have a mammogram once every year to two years depending on your risk factors. It is possible to develop a large lump in a year if there is an aggressive form of cancer, but most develop more slowly.
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Posted by: Alice | 2012/02/02

I once asked this question, especially as two of my grandmothers sisters developed breast cancer in their later years -
I was told only from 40 years annually  before then you should check yourself for lumps....

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