Originally Posted by rosequartz
I don't think the government always has the peoples best interests at heart when they set up those guidelines......
I will be asking for a mammogram when I go for my physical this summer, as I will be turning 43.
I had a little cyst in one of my breasts when I was in my 20's. They sent me for an ultrasound and it turned out to be nothing.
It ended up going away on it's own.
I'm nervous about a mammogram though as I'm small and I've heard it's quite painful for women with smaller breasts.
Not sure if I have dense breasts either...they say size has nothing to do with density but women with denser breast are more prone to breast cancer...harder to dectect cancerous cells as compared to women with fatty breasts.