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Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 12:44PM

besa wrote:



"Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women—those ages 65 and older, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings could impact mammography screening decisions later in life."

"Family history of breast cancer does not decline as a breast cancer risk factoras a woman ages. The relationship didn't vary based on whether a first-degree relative's diagnosis was made in a woman age 50 or younger, or older than age 50," Braithwaite says. "This means that women with that first-degree family history—breast cancer in a mother, sister, or daughter—should consider this risk factor when deciding whether to continue mammography screening as they age."

"The goal of our work is to provide evidence that helps inform breast cancer screening guidelines for older women," Braithwaite says. "Older women who are in good health and have a first-degree family history may consider a screening mammogram even as they age beyond the screening recommendations for average risk women."

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Feb 12, 2018 02:18PM edwards750 wrote:

Good info. Thanks. I plan to continue having mammo for like forever. I was younger than that when DX but Mom and sister both had BC.


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