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"When to Get Your First Mammogram & Four Key Points of Preventative Breast Health" - Victoria Giardina

  • The Dr. Oz Show Online
  • New York, NY
  • (July 05, 2019)

Laurie Margolies, MD, FACR, director of breast imaging at the Dubin Breast Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, spoke to Dr. Oz about mammograms. According to Dr. Margolies, “One out of eight women can get breast cancer. The average-risk person should start getting mammograms at age 40.” If you have a family member who had breast cancer, Dr. Margolies recommends starting mammograms ten years younger than the age of the family member when they were diagnosed. “Being aware of your breasts in your late teens and early 20s — getting used to feeling them — is the best advice I can give. Women should make an appointment with their gynecologist, whether sexually active or not, around this age for early preventative measures.” 

—  Laurie Margolies, MD, FACR, Director, Breast Imaging, The Dubin Breast Center of the Tisch Cancer Institute, Professor, Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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