Baby Boomer Women: When Can I Stop My Annual Mammogram?
The annual mammogram routine that might have seemed so critical to start at age 40 can sometimes seem less urgent as the years go by. What you might not know is that as Baby Boomer women age, the risk of breast cancer can actually increases. The issue is complicated by the fact that there are clear recommended guidelines about when to start getting mammos, but there's no set age of when it’s safe to stop. CDI breast radiologist Dr. Julie Sullivan offers insight about the right age to call it quits on your annual mammogram. We also talked with a breast cancer survivor about why she’s spreading the word among her Baby Boomer friends and family to keep up the yearly routine:
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About Dr. Sullivan:
Julie R. Sullivan, M.D. is a board certified breast imaging radiologist at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI). Dr. Sullivan also serves as an assistant professor of radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Read her full bio here.
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