Sign the Petition Against the new Mammography Guidelines

moderators Posts: 6,951
edited June 2014 in Advocacy
Welcome the Petition!

It is a unique place to not only add your name, but tell your story in brief.

However, to add a Post to this petition, You will need to Register with the Community if you aren't already. Below are the directions to register. If this is too difficult though, please send your name to [email protected].

To Register, please click on "Register" at the top right-hand of this page (in the pink). You will need to provide a "User Name", a valid Email Address, and a Password. You will have an email verification sent to you immediately upon registering, and you may then post.

To add a Post (Signature) to the Petition, click the “Add a Post” link on the right hand side of any of the posts in this Petition. Then add your name and age of diagnosis, and story if you would like in the " Post a Reply" box that will be provided once you have clicked on this. Once you've added your name and/or story, you will then need to push "submit" and you are done!  

Thanks for going through this process. Your name and information WILL make a difference, and you can come back and post again in the discussion boards any time with your new Community Membership.


The Team

p.s. please email "[email protected]" anytime with questions.


  • cmharris59
    cmharris59 Member Posts: 111
    edited November 2009

    Connie Harris << 48 y/o at dx - no family history

    *edited to add age of dx

  • hipchik47
    hipchik47 Member Posts: 113
    edited November 2009

    Barbara Mcmanus

  • djd
    djd Member Posts: 12
    edited November 2009

    Donna Dailey

    (on behalf of myself, who was diagnosed at age 39, and for my sisters KariLynn and TheresaPW who were early 40's when they died of BC)

  • konakat
    konakat Member Posts: 499
    edited November 2009

    Elizabeth B. -- dx age 45. (Found lump myself) Now 47, Stage IV and fighting hard.  Mourning the many women who are no longer with us.

  • OG56
    OG56 Member Posts: 377
    edited November 2009

    Linda Karschner (early detection of IDC mamogram)

  • Morgan513
    Morgan513 Member Posts: 303
    edited November 2009

    Lorrie Morgan-Age 48

  • golfer779
    golfer779 Member Posts: 410
    edited November 2009

    Carol Salo ... diagnosed 44

  • septembersong
    septembersong Member Posts: 153
    edited November 2009

    Ann Beaton

  • Jean09
    Jean09 Member Posts: 25
    edited February 2010

    Pam Mulvaney - Age 47

  • nene2059
    nene2059 Member Posts: 53
    edited November 2009

    jennifer o-age 37..found my own lump with BSE at age 36. Digital mammogram confirmed. MRI found another in other breast.  We need routine screenings early! Was not at high risk for BC.

  • cheers247
    cheers247 Member Posts: 57
    edited November 2009

    Jessica Moore, age 34 -- No family history!

  • AlohaGirl
    AlohaGirl Member Posts: 7
    edited November 2009

    Heather White (diagnosed with DCIS as a result of mammogram at age 40).  Edited to add no family history.

  • patoo
    patoo Member Posts: 5,243
    edited November 2009

    Phyllis Archibald (on behalf of African American women who have a higher BC mortality rate because of late detection)

  • -angel-
    -angel- Member Posts: 35
    edited November 2009

    Charlene Glassmyer, dx'd at age 42 while breast-feeding (Mammo confirmed lump that I just knew was cancer)  ~

     in honor of my friend lv2cmp, dx'd at 36 and died last month at only 41

  • CoolBreeze
    CoolBreeze Member Posts: 250
    edited November 2009

    Ann Silberman  

    (cancer found at 50, doctor thinks it had been growing many years, since early 40s.  I myself didn't get mammograms and now have many years of treatment ahead of me, at increased cost to the insurance co)

  • KellyC
    KellyC Member Posts: 2
    edited November 2009

    Kelly Covello - 36, no prior mammo, felt a lump......Age 41 now, Stage IV

  • Annie62
    Annie62 Member Posts: 92
    edited November 2009

    Anne Marie Flynn, diagnosed at age 41 Stage IIIC. I was told my cancer wouldn not have been large enough to be felt  for 7-8 years. It was already in 11 nodes. I am now 5 years out and NED.

  • vtmom
    vtmom Member Posts: 4
    edited November 2009

    Amy Mattinat

    Diagnosed with DCIS as a result of my 1st mammogram at age 50 following a previous benign lump. I call it my "lucky lump".

  • sta1129
    sta1129 Member Posts: 4
    edited November 2009

    Stacie Fidlar, diagnosed at 38 with a mammogram (follow-up to a previous benign lump).

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 6,951
    edited November 2009

    this is powerful! Keep it going!!

  • cmb35
    cmb35 Member Posts: 554
    edited November 2009

    Colleen Creamer, dx at age 41, felt a tiny lump, which was not visible on baseline (age 40) mamm, aggressive triple negative cancer had already spread to my lymph nodes, now age 46 and NED

  • NJLinda
    NJLinda Member Posts: 1
    edited November 2009

    Linda L. Goldberg

  • Makratz
    Makratz Member Posts: 1,605
    edited November 2009

    Linda K      DX 41  found lump 1 month after mamo.  No family history.

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 6,951
    edited November 2009

    Feel free to add age of diagnosis !

  • sheila888
    sheila888 Member Posts: 9,611
    edited November 2009

    Sheila P.  DX age 53.

  • AnnNYC
    AnnNYC Member Posts: 236
    edited February 2011

    AnnNYC, diagnosed at age 54 -- lump discovered through breast self exam was never visible on mammogram.  Multiple screening modalities are needed, for women of all ages.

  • deborye
    deborye Member Posts: 2,441
    edited November 2009

    Deborah M. Ryer, diagnosed at 54, lumps could not be felt, mammo at 53 showed nothing.  Found IDC and DCIS. Digital mammogram saved my life!!!!

    Mother diagnosed at age 58, died at age 64. 

  • thepinkbirdie
    thepinkbirdie Member Posts: 24
    edited November 2009

    Marie Hebert, diagnosed with IDC at age 43 as a result of mammogram.  An MRI found a pre-cancerous lump in the same breast.  Left mastectomy performed in August, 2009.

  • Wren
    Wren Member Posts: 5
    edited November 2009

    Karen Loomis *If it weren't for a routine screening at age 45... I don't know if I'd still be here two years later to sign this petition. Please don't change the screening guidelines.

    MAMAQ Member Posts: 140
    edited November 2009

    Joanne M - dx .age 40 (found on a mammogram)  microscopic and already in lymphs.  10 more years would have probably been too late.