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I had a double mastectomy at age 50. I always had a mammogram and in the 13 months between a 4.85 cm grew causing radiation and a host of other problems that could have been otherwise averted sadly.
Kathryn K.
My aunt Irene passed due to breast cancer that mastesized to her esophagus at the age of 83. Let's also request that mammograms be extended for the lifetime of the individual. Seniors need our support.
I support testing at 40.
Elizabeth T.
I know of at least 3 people that fought breast cancer diagnosed in their early 40's. 50 is too late!!!
Kelly G.
I got my first mammogram at 40 I'll be getting one every year from now, my mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor as well.
Thanks to my doc for telling me to get one.
Melissa H.
I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer at 43. Having a mammogram and doing monthly breast exams on my own saved my life. If I had to wait until 50, that would have been too late.
Carol B.
My Sister died at 38 from breast cancer leaving 4 young children. My Grandma also passed due to breast cancer. As I write this my Dad is fighting for life as his breast cancer spread from his breast to his lungs and bones.Yes...You heard me correctly...My Dad. I've had several biopsies that have been negative but with a family history that is so heavily laden with cancer it scares the heck out of me. Don't play with people's lives. Mammograms are very important and they need to start early....As I said my sister was diagnosed at 33!
Mary P.
Kim B.
Sue M.
I believe that mammograms are important and that the earlier they are done the better chance you have of beating any cancer that may be found.
Johanna M.
Supporting a friend and my mom.
Pam J.
Some women get breast cancer in their 20's! Prevention is key. I hope as many wimen will sign this petition as participated in The Women's March ... Together We Can Be Healthy. ❤
Kelley B.
My mom was diagnosed with Brest cancer at age 50, stage 1. You don't know the pain until you've experienced of a parent, a family member, friend or yourself.
I am a health care provider for women's health. I have personally seen multiple women dx with breast cancer before the age of 50 because of screening mammograms performed 35-50 years of age.
I am writing to support this endeavor because my mother had breast cancer and my younger sister has had 2 bouts, with her beginning the first time with a lumpectomy and radiation, and recently, getting a double mastectomy with reconstruction, and chemo. We actually began mammograms as soon as our mother was diagnosed, so early on, at least around the age of 40, and have continued every year. 40 Before 50 is crucial for early detection!
40 Not 50
Amanda Chisum-Price
My Aunt and cousin are struggling with canser... We need early detection
No story
My mom has cancer and she is below 50. We got lucky because they caught it at an early stage. If the rule was at 50 then she wouldn't have know that she had cancer and her cancer would have been at a serious and deadly stage.
History of breast cancer in the family.
I have five daughters and two granddaughters, this issue is very important to me.
We all know someone who has or is 'fighting' breast cancer.
Just want to check the result of my ammogram.
the mother of my children and I have a history in our families of different cancers.
Double mastectomy age 49, stage zero, DCIS
I have a beautiful niece who caught 1 stage at age 49 ! If she had waited she might not be here today
I am 48 and went in for my every other year mammogram, and got a call back from my OB/GYN that there was something abnormal on my mammogram. I had to come back in for an ultrasound and possible biopsy. It ended up being ductal carcinoma. They ultimately found two spots that they removed and I finish radiation on June 17th. I have history of breast cancer in my family, but do not have the BRCA gene. Through this I’ve learned that breast cancer is as sporadic as it is genetic. Every woman should be getting tested as early as possible.
I was getting mammograms every other year starting at age 40. My last mammogram at age 48 showed stage 1 breast cancer with a positive lymph node. I'm certain I could have been diagnosed earlier and avoided chemo if I had a mammogram every year. If I had waited until age 50 I would likely have metastatic disease. Now I tell all my friends to go every year starting at 40!
Devon D.
I facilitate a metastatic support group and so many women have been young and or found their tumors between mammograms. Don't wait and don't stall.
Rachel M.
I am a mammographer and have seen first hand how yearly mammograms save lives. Why take one step forward and two back in women's healthcare with the knowledge we have today.
Denise F.
I am 44 and I have three friends younger than me with breast cancer. One will die in the next 9 months and she is younger than 40.
Debra M
I started Mammograms at age 40. I was very compliant with not missing any. At age 49 I was diagnosed with Stage IIA breast cancer which had spread to my lymph nodes. I did not feel a mass and multiple physicians did not feel a mass. If not for the mammogram finding this abnormality, the result may have been worse. I am at present a 10 year survivor. I think this kind of evidence speaks for itself!! Thank goodness!
Barbara R.
Yes I am breast cancer survive I had breast in 2003.And it's wasn't a easy task you have to have the power to go in and come out you need your family and friends and indeed I did have both. Thank God I am a Christian, I had surgery yes I did lose one of my breast but life goes on lost my hair. But thank God I made . Can say more but not at this time .Oh but Psalms 21: was with me all the time
Phyllis M.
I work for a breast surgeon and we are seeing more and more women under the age of 50 with breast cancer. If you could find just one early, its worth it.
Roxanne R.
We need to catch this horrific disease as early as possible
Shana K.
My co-worker found she's at stage 1 breast cancer with her annual mammograms. She's 43. Glad that she was able to get her mammograms at her 40 or else she wouldn't know about it until 10uears later at her 50. It would be too late for her
Linh T.
Would do anything to help women take better care of their 'girls. This is something we should all be doing - for all women.
Jerri R.
My mother-in-law, now 93, developed breast cancer at age 43 and had a radical mastectomy. If she had not been screened, she would never have lived to such an advanced age in such good health.
Please continue to urge screenings starting at age 40, not 50.
Debby R.
Neighbors breast cancer was detected at 43....thank god she pushed to get a mammogram, now she's compleated treatment and is fine.....we all know it would have been different if she would have waited till 50.
Elissa K.