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My mom was misdiagnosed at 28 they told her your lump you feel is nothing your too young and just had a baby at 29 it had spread at 39 she was dead I am the oldest of 3 found mine at 41 my baby was 6 months old no one was telling me I was too young my sister found hers at 40 after her 3rd baby all of us hormone positive my aunt and my cousin both had breast CA later in life because one had no children they other hysterectomy at 35 anyway there is no rule saying Cancer strikes after 50 we are living proof
I know quite a few women who had breast cancer in their early 40s. With early detection, 15-20 years later they are either cancer free or continue to live with Cancer.
I believe the mammograms save lives and should be done starting at 40 not 50 . It prevents cancer and is not costly as cancer treatments.
My best friend has stage 4 breast cancer. She's a mother of 6. And now it has spread threw out and her brain. This is very hard for her family.
I hope we win this petition!
I come from a family with a history of breast cancer. Unfortunately and sadly it has taken a few of my cousins lives. I believe if they were diagnosed earlier, they would still be here with us today. This medically statement that women should start to have mammograms at 50 needs to change drastically. This is why I'm signing this petition. We can change from women dying to living.
I was diagnosed with stage IIB/III breast cancer at age 42. A digital mammogram saved my life, otherwise, if I had to wait until 50 I would most likely not be alive.
My best friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer stage 2 at 44. It would have never been caught unless she had a mammogram.
I have two aunts that had breast cancer. One passed. The other was diagnosed at 80. If she didn't have a mammogram she would have passed too. She will celebrate her 90th birthday in November.
My mammography tech saved my life. I was 47 when, during my preventative mammogram, I mentioned that I noticed a shift in my breast tissue and a small pea sized solid lump... that lump turned out to be benign but that tech noted the shift which triggered my PCP to order a second look... which found a tumor... which was very aggressive. Yes, my team of doctors fought with chemo and surgery to remove cancer from my body. However, if that tech hadn't listened, hadn't noted my concern, during a routine mammogram, I may not be here now... and a mammography at age 50 would very likely have been too late and certainly more damaging to my body and more expensive to treat. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have a routine mammogram, for a great tech and the team of doctors and nurses that treated me.
My very first mammogram at age 43, resulted in a
breast cancer diagnosis. I wonder if I'd be alive today, if this test happened seven years later when I would have been 50 years old.! P.S. No history of breast cancer in my family.. GET the test, get it at age 40! This shouldn't even be a discussion.
I am 38 yrs ago. But my just over 40yr old friend had her mammogram done and they should something. If she didn’t go and didn’t find it. Who know what could have been. Thank god she did
In 2009, at the age of 49, a routine annual mastectomy detected breast cancer. I was lucky enough that my cancer was detected at stage III C and still treatable-were it not for that routine mastectomy, I would not be here today.
Diagnosed denovo metastatic breast cancer age 44. Life expectancy short. Screening begins at 50 in the UK.....
A man and a Dad supporting my women friends and my daughter.
Bruce H.
I was 45 years old when I found a lump in my breast. After seeing my physician, having a mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy. It was confirmed I had Stage 2B Breast Cancer. I had the lump removed but the margins were too close and they suggested I start Chemotherapy right away and consider a Mastectomy. At the end of my chemo I decided to have a double Mastectomy and immediate reconstruction surgery, during which they also removed 11 Lymph Nodes (two with cancer 9 without). They also found cancer in the second breast . I can only imagine what could have happened if I had waited till I was 50 to get my scheduled mammogram!
Dawn S.
I don't have a story to share. I just know too many friends and co-workers whose lives have been saved as a result of a mammogram in their 40's.
Pat V.
I support having mammograms at age 40.
Kim P.
I have had routine mammograms since the age of 40 because my maternal grandmother died of breast cancer. One year, I was fine. The next year (2002), DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in situ) was found. I was 52. I had two lumpectomies to get clear margins and had 5 weeks of radiation. I was a Stage 0, so I am so happy that I have had my yearly mammograms, starting at an early age, and that the DCIS was found early. Thank you, Dr. John West, for taking such good care of me then and every year since then. I am still cancer-free, and I am very happy to sign this petition.
Judy B.
Early detection is key. After seeing friends and family deal with this horrible disease, I want to ensure everyone is checked as early as possible.
Deborah C.
I believe in 40 not 50!
Alex W.
I support testing at 40
Fahsina C.
my mom showed up with breast cancer when I was 31. Her doctor and my doctor agreed I would get mammograms every year from that moment.

I paid for it because insurance would not cover it. It did not even cover in my 40's and I saved all year to make sure I could pay for it. It was about $85-125 but I went every year. It relieved the stress from my mom, husband, my daughter, son and myself .

I am worried about my daughter who had both maternal and paternal grandmothers show up with breast cancer- I know they will not start her unless there is a problem.
Betty K.
I support this action, I truly believe the age for mammograms should be 40 or sooner, too many of my friends have had to endure so much becuz of breast cancer and could have caught it sooner if required at age 30-40.
Janette H.
Family member whose Mom passed away from Colon Cancer at the age of 46 went for her first mammo a week after she turned 40.
Mass was identified and biopsy done.
Due to early detection she is now cancer free.
Susan R.
My breast cancer was diagnosed at the age of 48. It has spread to my spine. If I had waited until 50 it probably would have claimed my life. It may still. 50 could very well be a death sentence for millions of women and men!
Christine B.
To protect my wife's health
Brandon H.
My friend and classmate, dealing with breast cancer right now at age 43, has posted this site on Facebook. I am showing my love and support for her and myself and others by signing this petition.
Just supporting what I feel is right for women
All people should have access to preventive medical care. The cost is pennies in early diagnosis compared to the expense and heartache of cancer being caught too late. Why don't we take care of our mothers, sister, daughters and friends?
I was 42 when I was diagnosed with Her2 positive breast cancer. It was found on my mammogram. I have been getting mammos since I turned 40 if it wasn't for the my mammogram my cancer would have been much more advanced. Luckily because it was found early I didn't have any lymph node involvement. Please keep 40 as the standard age to start getting mammograms. Please keep them as yearly because my cancer developed in one year from my previous mammogram.
My mom was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, breast cancer, at 46. Had she waited another 4 years, imagine how badly it could have spread.
My mother past away from Breast Cancer. She never had a mammogram. If she had early detecting she might of been able to win the battle.
I have been getting mammograms since my 30's
I have found lumps in my breast & lots of sist removed.
I have 3 family members who have had cancer in there 30s & 40s.
I fear for my daughter knowing beast cancer is in our family & the state wants to change age to 50 for screening.
Breast cancer runs in my family. My mom's mother died breast cancer. I had to fight to get my mamo done in my 30s. Then when I finally got it done they found something.....
I had a biopsy done. Thank God it wasn't cancerous. But I put a tag in that spot so each year can keep an eye on it...
Sign the petition please!
Be proactive! Fight for what's right...
I was diagnosed at age 34, when I was 16 weeks pregnant. Zero family history or risk factors.
I don't have a story, but I also think mammograms should NOT end at age 74!
My mammogram reports kept reading: "benign".

Five years later that benign lump was cancer that had been growing for five years. I began my diagnostic mammograms at age 40, however due to insurance company dictates that still hovers in the background killing hundreds of women each year, other test like MRI's and ultra sounds were never recommended. When are we going to go against insurance companies that prevent doctors from ordering the test we need, and when we need them?
I believe it should be mandatory for all women 40 years & older to have a mammogram once a year.
My 47 year old daughter was told by her doctor that mammograms weren’t needed until she was 50 - even knowing my daughter’s paternal grandmother had aggressive breast cancer in her mid 30’s - dr. said father’s side not as important as mother’s . My other daughter’s doctor said same thing! I’m furious. I kept telling them to start at 40! The 47 year old detected a lump, & it was invasive ductile carcinoma. Thank goodness she checked herself. Recently had lumpectomy & is following up in clinical trial with Proton Pencil Beam Radiation at Mayo Clinic. Everywoman should start mammograms at 40‼️