Dr. Roz talks about Mammography Guidelines on Living Dayton
There is some confusing information about when to get a mammogram and how often it should be repeated.
Dr. Roz talks on Living Dayton and answers some important questions.
When should I get a mammogram? Dr. Roz recommends getting a mammogram at the age of 40, but stresses that it may be needed earlier if you are considered high risk.
How often should I get a mammogram? Dr. Roz recommends getting a mammogram every year.
What are some of the factors that make me high risk? Dr. Roz says to take a look at family history and other factors that could put you at risk.
What should I expect? Mammograms should not be painful, but they will be uncomfortable. Dr. Roz says that they are so simple, you can get one on your lunch break. Mammograms are part of preventative health care and are covered by most insurance.
What about the radiation? Dr. Roz says that the radiation exposure is minimal
What if I have dense breasts? Dr. Roz recommends getting a 3d scan since cancer can hide in dense breast tissue.
More breast cancer facts: National Breast Cancer Foundation
Breast cancer facts and figures: American Cancer Society