i am 22 years old and i was told to have a mammogram done, by my gynae.
is this normal for someone my age to have a mamogram?
what does it look for, and would it tell me specifically if the lump is cancerous or not, or do they have to operate and remove it first?
Unless there is a history of breast cancer in your family, they are not necessary until you are 40.
They look for abnormal tissue. If they find something suspicious, they go back and do a more in depth look (same thing as a mammo, only using a smaller plate, which I heard hurts worse). And once that is done, they can tell if it is cancerous or not.
Its never too early or too late to have a mammogram. All having it does is pick up irregular tissue masses, if they are found to be a problem then they look further and then could take a sample. But there is no sense in worrying until you have something to worry about I had a mammogram at 20 for a lump which was nothing. Also remember we are not entirely sure of how people develop cancer and stress is a contributing factor ... so you stressing abuot it can only make things worse.
I am new here and to everything i have not been DXed with this yet
but i am scared out of my mind. I am 41 and Just had my very 1st
mammogram and that was friday on the 31.today is tuesday the 5th
and i recieved a letter in the mail saying this:
Your recent Mammography examination showed a finding that requires
additional imaging studies for a complete evalution.Most findings are benign(not cancer)
Please call to shedule an appointment for these tests if you have not already done so.
I am scared this is my very 1st mammogram ever...can someone help me please!
I have very bad anxiety/panic attacks and i am going crazy. I am going in tomorrow.
thank you for any help...tina
Honestly like 3 out of 5 women get a call back, it could just be a fatty tissue build up. Don't worry until you find out the results, because I'm sure you are fine, they just need to make sure all masses are benign. Good luck