Those with dense tissue may also require an ultrasound.
“Women with family history of cancer before menopause, genetic vulnerability or past chest-wall radiation may need screening before 40,” says Zoe Weinstein, MD, breast surgeon at HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley and MidHudson Regional Hospital, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). Also “risk increases with aging: There’s no one-size-fits-all approach, so discuss the role of mammography with your physician.”
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