I have a question for the group. I've noticed that there are a number of women on this site who are under 40. Did you find the lump on your own or were you already getting mammos? I have been getting them since I was 25 (60 now). I started with the baseline several years after my mother was dx with BC and we knew her mom had had it too. Hey, I won the BC lottery for risk factor.
Since my diagnosis, my daughter-in-law (who just turned 30) asked me when she should start getting annuals. No history in her family. After noticing how many younger women were diagnosed, thought maybe it wouldn't hurt. But she has found out that her PCP doesn't refer women under 40. Oner of her friends, with the same doctor, tried last year.
This worries me. It's such a treatable disease if caught early.
I actually told her if she really wants to get one as a baseline now, to tell her PCP that she felt something.
What are the thoughts of the BC sisterhood on this topic? Are the doctors missing something? After my dx she is wanting to be on top of this. Thanks for the help. Lola