For Older Women, Mammograms Every 2 Years Found as Good as Annual Test

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Study detects no differences in late-stage cancer diagnoses with 2-year interval

 

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Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:55 PM

I haven't read the article yet but from recent experience just this past 10/5/12 I was diagionsed with Breast cancer & it was early stages DCIS & after two lumpectomy's they got it all but it was discovered from my yearly mamagram & if it would have been two years apart it may have been a more aggresive cancer and no longer DCIS cancer by waiting two years.

Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:56 PM

I forgot to say I just turned 65 in January.

Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:03 PM

I had two mammograms 6 months apart.  First mammogram was clean but the second was not.  In that 6 month period, I developed 4 tumors in the breast and 4 tumors in the liver making me now a Stage IV metastatic breast cancer patient.  Doctors told me I would have been dead in 6 months had they not found them when they did.  I am 69 years old.  Can't believe they are suggesting mammograms two years apart. 

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