Patient Comments: Breast Cancer Prevention - Mammograms

How often do you get a mammogram? How old were you when you received your first screening?

Comment from: marilyn, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 08

I get yearly mammograms. I also had a breast biopsy about 10 years ago which was diagnosed as calcium deposits. My cancer was found on a routine mammogram. I had a biopsy and watched a small tumor explode on the screen. I then went for a lumpectomy and 5 lymph nodes were removed and diagnosed as stage 1 cancer. All the nodes were clean, there was no evidence of cancer. I then had radiation and started on anastrazole.

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