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Should I take ultrasound or mammogram ??

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Old 05-04-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
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Should I take ultrasound or mammogram ??

I'm 22 years old. I have 2 lumps in my breast but i already took biopsy and they're are not cancerous. Also, my mom has breast cancer and she had a surgery 10 years ago. Now, she's fine. So, should i take mammogram or ultrasound every six months to prevent from cancer???
I ask my doctor about it and he said I'm too young to do it.
Could anybody give me any advice ???
Thank you in advance (:

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Old 05-09-2011, 02:13 AM   #2
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Re: Should I take ultrasound or mammogram ??

I would go with whatever you and your mother feel the most comfortable with. You are smart for keeping tabs on yourself and realizing the risk. I don't know how it is in your state, but where I live, if you are under 55 years old, insurance will not pay for mammograms. This, for me, would prevent me from doing it in your situation. But if the expense is not a problem for you and if the check ups give you peace of mind, I don't see what it could hurt.

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Old 06-04-2011, 05:53 AM   #3
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Re: Should I take ultrasound or mammogram ??

I hope this finds you.
1- Your mother had breast Cancer.
2- Statistics shows your history has more wt. than your age.
3- Please seek a clinic that specializes in Cancer for ANY follow up.
Please do monthly breast exams. And always listen to your inner voice like you did when you got on the message boards...
A sister...

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