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When did you have your first mammogram and do you have one each year?

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      Psalmist wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I had my first one 4 years ago because of an anomaly and have one every year.




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      Jenni0811 wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I started when it was recommended...and I can’t remember when that was...25...30??  Yes ~ I have one EVERY year without fail.




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      Termite wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • The very first time I had my mammies grammed was when the planes were flying into the world trade center.  Can you believe it? I was scared to death about what was going on in our country, the nurses and techs were all wrapped up in watching it on TV.  It was horrible!  

      Last year when I was having it done, the tech told me I had perfect breasts.  I was like WOW! I’ve NEVER been told that before. (my breasts are definately NOT)  

        But before she let my head get to big, she told me they were like the breasts of a pregnant woman...Lumpy and thick!  GOOD LORD. She said they were perfect for her to send in the pictures for some kind of test she had to do for her continuing education. HA!




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      Nvlady wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I had my first at 40 and it did not hurt at all. I was stunned! I just scheduled my second one for next month and I hope it doesn’t hurt either. I suspect a lot of it might have to do where you are in your cycle and how the tech sets things up.  

      There is some peace of mind knowing you are healthy :)




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      Holly Beck wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I had to have one when I was 35 and trying to get pregnant (the fertility clinic would not consider helping me until I had one), and have had several since, but not in a while - my sister sent me an article that cast doubt on their usefulness saying that the medical profession is far too dependent on them and false negatives have been blamed for many neglected cases of breast cancer that may have otherwise been caught soon enough to be operable. I don’t know if this is true or not, but I hate them so much (they DO hurt, ganmaof3!). Not having them goes along with my belief in having as little medical intervention as possible.




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      Marie Hempsey wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • I had my first one when I was 26 after my mother died from an extremely aggressive form of the disease. She was dead 13 months from the day she was diagnosed, even with aggressive chemo and radiation. My GYN said I shouldn’t wait for my “baseline” until I was older....I should start them then. I have them every year and have been free and clear so far with a few scares here and there...including this week...i have to have a diagnostic mammo with ultrasound. Scary but...i will be asking for prayers from all of you come Friday morning.




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      Mztracy wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • ganmaof3, they do not hurt, just uncomfortable and awkward.  

      This is one test that SHOULD be done over a certain age. There had never been BC in my om’s family...she,was the first. Then my sister also got BC.  

      Even if it is not in your family, please ladies, get them done. There is always a ‘first’ frown

      In every test you can take there can always be errors. False positives, etc. But those stats are not large enough to take the chance, for me anyways.

      Due to my om and sister having BC, I have to get them done yearly, and do.  

      Be smart...get em sguished! estatic




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      Mztracy wrote Jan 7, 2009
    • ree...good luck hon!!




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