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Mammograms . . .
Posted by Sue on 1/12/2018, 10:51 am
Do you ladies get a yearly mammogram? I had been to my doctor for my annual physical in August, and she missed finding the tiny lump in my breast. It was discovered a week later on the mammogram. Just wondering - -|
I go yearly...
Posted by Condy on 1/12/2018, 4:48 pm, in reply to "Mammograms . . ."
And just had mine about 30 minutes ago!! We have a new 3D mammogram machine as opposed to the 2D one they used to use. It is supposed to pick up more. |
Sitting on the table in a gown at my dr.s right now waiting for my pelvic exam! Ugh not my favorite thing to do-but necessary for all women.
Good job, Cindy.......
Posted by Sue on 1/13/2018, 10:41 am, in reply to "I go yearly..."
Nope....I don't think any of us look forward to these yearly rituals, but they sure are necessary. |
A few years back, I asked my doctor if I could stop having the yearly mammo due to my age and the fact that there had never been a problem. She said "DEFINITELY NOT....it's more important now than ever!" Apparently she was right. She did, however, agree that I could do the Pap test every couple of years.
For many years
Posted by Sue on 1/12/2018, 3:02 pm, in reply to "Mammograms . . ."
my doctors have been keeping close tabs on my left breast due to calcifications (?). Then, out of the blue, a lump shows on my right breast and a mastectomy was necessary. So, ya just never know. Cancer does NOT run in my family. |
I was the last person to expect breast cancer. My doctor referred to me as her "poster child".....I ate heathy, exercised, all my numbers were great, and longevity runs in both sides of my family. And then 3 years ago....SURPRISE! That's why I encourage all I know (male & female) to get regular mammos.
So glad that you were getting
Posted by Delta on 1/12/2018, 5:28 pm, in reply to "For many years"
annual mammograms. A cousin went to get one when she turned 40 because she had just lost her husband to cancer that developed on his shoulder and went to his brain and her dad had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Her doctor was rather patronizing and told her there was no urgency so she scheduled it herself elsewhere. They found stage 4 cancer. Thankfully with surgery and treatment she has now been cancer free for 5 years. |
Happy to hear that your cousin
Posted by Sue on 1/13/2018, 10:35 am, in reply to "So glad that you were getting "
is doing so well, Delta....and that she was persistent in her request for testing. I'm a firm believer we are our own best advocates when it comes to health....or almost anything else for that matter! lol|
Been getting two a year for
Posted by Delta on 1/12/2018, 2:23 pm, in reply to "Mammograms . . ."
several years since some new lumps popped up, I have cystic breasts. In December they put me back to one a year again because nothing has changed since the new ones appeared. It's a good reminder for everyone to start the year right by getting an appointment to get one if they don't already have a standing appointment. |
Actually had my first one last summer
Posted by Krista on 1/12/2018, 10:58 am, in reply to "Mammograms . . ."
Great reminder to all of us! I'm glad you came through it well, Sue.|
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