• joni jones joni jones
    November 04, 2008
    What age to stop Mammograms
    joni jones joni jones
    November 04, 2008

    My Mother is 76 lives in a assissted living,she has Degenerative Cerebellum  Disease with multi system failure. She has had a normal mammograms her whole life, is it necessary to continue with yearly mammograms.



  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    November 05, 2008
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    November 04, 2008

    It's up to your mom and you, Joni. If anything was found on her mammogram, would she go through treatment? Her risk for breast cancer actually increases every year till she's 80; so she's not at decreased risk, just from having had normal mammograms all along. But if you and she would choose not to put her through treatment, then what's the sense of identifying when/if she has cancer? She could have it for years without it becoming significant enough to matter, healthwise... So, "necessity" is something you'll need to identify together, Joni. Hope this helps - PJH


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