women: do you get a routine mamography done?

@winterose (39897)
Canada
March 31, 2008 12:46pm CST
we know that mamographies are uncomfortable and not something we look forward too but it is a good way of detecting early signs of cancer, do you get a routine mamography? Why or why not, who old were you when you got your first one, I was 40 years old.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I haven't. We do not have insurance for me to go get that done. I cannot afford to pay it out of my pocket either. I would be so embarrassed these days to go get one done also. I have never had one done but know I really should. I wish I had the money for it but I have so many bills right now.
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• United States
1 Apr 08
Hi Steph I do believe they have such a thing called womens health i know in Wisconsin they do, So that you are able to see a doctor every year for things like this.. You should look into something like that it doesn't ever hurt that's for sure... Better safe than sorry that's how I feel...
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Yeah. I don't think we have anything like that here in Indiana. Another Mylot friend gave me some website links to look into also. I just have not had the time to do it yet. I appreciate any and all information I can get on this though because we sure cannot afford healthcare right now.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
31 Mar 08
got my first one last year and they found cancer and ya know how that went hugs
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
1 Apr 08
oh my are you being treated presently?
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
1 Apr 08
yup had them both cut off last Sept. go every 3 months to Chemo Doc but no chemo. take pills
@Breath (1297)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Well i am 29 and so far I have had 4 in my life.I need to get another one done soon.I think all women should have this done on time each year.It is importaint for her to stay on top of her health.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 08
Well, iam not woman so i dont really this topic, but do this practice prevent cancer or somekind?
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
1 Apr 08
it is a good screening and will detect early cancer, that can be taken care of before it goes out of control, to the young male that wrote under breath's response
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
Hi winterose.. Im 25 years old and havent heard about it until I read this discussion I had some test like a doctor would let you lie down, then you raise both of your hands and she will slowly touch woman's chest (sorry for the word, I cannot write something with mature nature word) from outside layer to inner or something like that to feel if there's a lump or anything peculiar.
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@ellie333 (21018)
1 Apr 08
I am 45 next month and had my first ultrasound and mammogram in December last year and this is something I will continue on a regular basis from now on. I was lucky as nothing was detected, the lumps that concerned my doctor turned out to be blocked milk ducts as I had had a child at 40 that had hardened which was a relief. I think it something all women should do especially if their is a family history of it and it does seems to run in families also. Ellie :D
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@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I do the basic exams for the time being... But I do get them done every year.. Plus I do self exams which helps in case something is found, My doctor actually encourages it to women in case something is found things can be done much sooner and there is no waiting to be seen if something were to be found by myself..
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I haven't had one but I am only 33. I don't think my mom has had one either because she seen what granny had to deal with..lol There are a new way of getting a mamogram now but it is costly. maybe by the time I need one it won't be as costly because it won't be as new anymore, I think every woman should have mamograms and pap smears no matter if we like it or not. We won't like cancer either or dying becuase it wasn't caught in time either..
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I got my first one about 40. I've had quite a few, tho probably not annually until the last few years since I was 50.
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