Mammagrams for 75yr olds
I am 81 and hadn't had a mammogram for 6 years because my Primary Care told me I didn't need one after I turned 75. Lucky for me the local University Health Science Center had a mobile unit near me recently. I signed up and was told within 2 hours I needed to have follow-up and biopsy. Did that and I am in stage 2. Have seen medical oncologist and see surgical oncologist on Monday. I have a large lump that couldn't be felt because it was deep and against my chest wall. I am an extremely active person, involved in county and national politics. everyone tells me they think I am in my 60's. Who started the idea that women over 75 should not have mammograms? Women are living a lot longer nowadays. I have and older sister (85)who plays golf every day and is a world traveller and most of my friends are in their 80s and 90's. I plan to be around a long time but could have been detoured if it wasn't for that mobile unit.