More Mammogram Guidelines for Legal Nurse Consultants – This Time with Research Behind Them

Earlier this month, the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) published an article based on advice from the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and American College of Radiology (ACR) which contradicted the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (PSTF) and stated that annual mammograms should indeed begin at age 40 and even earlier if you’re at risk. Unlike the PSTF’s earlier recommendations, the SBI/ACR based its recommendations on several different trials and studies.

It’s good to see that medical professionals are recommending what women have known for years and what is just good, common sense – if you are 40+, go get yourself a mammogram and get one annually.

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4 thoughts on “More Mammogram Guidelines for Legal Nurse Consultants – This Time with Research Behind Them

  1. I AGREE WHOLEHEARTEDLY!!!!! I am a 28 year survivor, and this is a must, along with self exam on a monthly basis!

  2. While this is not a 100% diagnostic tool, it certainly opens the door to further evaluation, which could be the beginning of a lifesaving measure.

  3. I agree but would even agree more to earlier detection. I had a mammogram in 1999 which showed suspicious carcinoma of the mid right breast. Had the little bx and was told negative! Then in 2007 I found a large tumor and the same radiologist read both of them!! He told me I knew i had cancer in 1999. The breast surgeon told me in 1999 to wait until I was 45 for re eval, the new one told me I probabley didn’t have cancer I was 41! It has been a hell of a few years!!!!!I am not BRAC+ so not inherited, but I am HER2+ which has caused me heart failure from the treatments and the research treatments and I would love to have fought this in 1999. But GOD has our plans and maybe I was not ready for it all yet!!!

  4. I agree. I was diagnosed in March of ’09 with HER2+ Stage 2(turned out to be stage 3) of the R breast. Had a total R last April and am now doing well, but I believe my 40 yo daughter needs a mammo this year. What was this panel thinking or were they thinking. It would be nice to know if anyone on this committee had experience with this disease. I think when it hits close to home our opinions change.

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