Mammographies

@winterose (39931)
Canada
July 31, 2008 12:45am CST
I got a letter today from the Quebec government stating that I am over 50 and it is time to go get a mammography. It is free and I just have to present the letter and my medicare card to the centre and get my free breast exam. It is a bother, I don't want to do it, but I thank God that I don't have to pay for it. Matt's ex wife is currently in the hospital dying of breast cancer, my sister already died of bone and throat cancer. It don't want to be like them. Have you had a mammography lately?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Well my mom finally had hers not to long ago and she is 60 before we could get her to do it. But I am glad we finally did. Winterose you need one just for healths sake we wouldn't want to lose you to something that could have been caught early and prevented from spreading and harming you. So please do this. We care. and you wouldn't want us to sic Matt on you know..lol..(just kidding).
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
I had one done already I was 45 I think, but I just haven't gotten around to another one, especially since I got sick at 47 and I was still working and freaking out, As I said I will go, don't like it but I will go. Thanks for your concern hon
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
1 Aug 08
My mom waited so long to do hers for two reasons. 1.)She was afraid of what they would find and that scared her. 2.) She heard it hurt alot. If I could see a doctor free I would. I need to anyhow. Well, I am glad that you are having it.
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
6 Aug 08
I guess it would be a great opportunity to be check up and it is free of charge and it would be good for you friend so that you will know your present condition to be aware of things to happened that was in the future.......
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
7 Aug 08
yes that is true, now I don't have to have another one for two years.
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
1 Aug 08
In the US it is recommended that we start getting them yearly when we turn 40. You are wise to act on this suggestion. I'm happy for you that you will not have to pay for it.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
2 Aug 08
I have had two done before, but not in the last 6 years I tried to make an appointment today but I didn't know the placed closed earlier on friday and I called too late, I got to remember to do it on monday.
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@GardenGerty (91184)
• Marion, Kansas
1 Aug 08
Not for about three years. I just cannot seem to keep medical coverage long enough to get around and take care of myself. I am without coverage again. You be sure to go, take care of yourself, if not for you, then for your son and for Matt.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
1 Aug 08
thanks sweetie, I tried to make the appointment today but I called too late apparently they close earlier on fridays and I did not know that.
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@Wizzywig (7860)
31 Jul 08
Well, its not my favourite way to while away half an hour but I believe its beneficial. If I'm going to have a problem, I want it spotted and sorted as quickly as possible. I'm not due for my 'routine' one till November but had one in April after a referral.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
I had two in the past, but then just forgot, the last I think was when I was 45 but I am going to go and get one now, It is way time.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
31 Jul 08
I have not had one lately but I do think it is great that Canada offers you a free mammogram.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
all medical in canada is free, I have to make my appointment, the clinic is not too far from where I live.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
31 Jul 08
OK winterose, I don't like to preach, but I'm going to now! You must go and have your mammogram done asap! I'm not going to take no for an answer! If you are scared that's normal. I went for my first one when I was I think 40. I am now 55. It is very important that you do this. I have had two scares. I had to have one biopsy. They found one lump that was suspicious and they needed to check it out further so I had to have a surgical procedure where they took a small piece of the lump. It was not so bad. I lived! Now missy, you get your butt, I mean boobs to the clinic and get it done! Don't put it off! It's not fun, you have to do it! I hate going but I go every year. Take someone with you. If you want to talk to me pm me and I will tell you whatever you want to know. I mean it. Please go! As a friend who truly cares, Opal
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
I thought I made it clear that I was going but I see that I read it back that I didn't make it clear. Yes I am going. Thanks for caring.
• United States
31 Jul 08
Yes last month and I have had it faithfully every year since I was in my forties. Much better safe than sorry. This year I had to have an extra ultra sound as a spot showed in the mammogram. It turned out to be a benign node....definitely a relief.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
oh good for you, I am so happy that it wasn't anything really serious, and it was taken care of right away. I did have one done already but I must have been about 45 when I had it.
• United States
5 Nov 09
Im not sure what age they recommend you have one. Ive never had one and im just barely 40 but here it is not free in United States if you dont have insurance. I dont have insurance so im sure it would be very expensive. I will have to save some money by time im 50 to be able to get one. I know it is a good idea to do, it can actually save your life.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
8 Nov 09
they recommend to start at 40, but they remain women over 50 if they haven't had one in a long time, yes we are lucky here we don't have to pay for it.
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@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
31 Jul 08
Yes, I also have a mammo every one and a half years or so. I also hate to have it done, as it is so unpleasant, but one just has to do what one has to do and that is all there is too it!
@winterose (39931)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
yes that is very true, it is just something that we have to do and there is no way around it.
@raydene (9875)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Hi Sweets I'm 57 and have had 4 of them. I had my first in 93 when I had a tumor remover They thought I should be checked frequently because my family history. They are not painful but are uncomfortable. xoxoxoxoxox
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
yea I know I have had two done, one at 40 and one at 45 I forgot about the first one when I told others I had one done all medical treatment is free in canada
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Hi winterose, We have yearly check up from our Insurance Company and that is part of it! That is great that it is free for you, grab the opportunity! Take care!
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
31 Jul 08
yes all our medical is free in Canada.
@KrauseHome (33385)
• United States
27 Sep 09
Here in the US, at least with the Doctor I have now, she wants me to get one, and recommends women getting one once they are over 40. I am scared to get one due to them hurting, and not sure how much of it is covered with my insurance as well. Since I am still busily trying to pay off my recent Cataract surgery medical bills, I am needing to keep other things at a minimum for sure.