I am in my mid 50s, and current guidelines for how often to get mammograms is, for my age group, once every two years. I have been having yearly mammograms for some time now and have never had an abnormal result. Breast cancer does not run in my family.
I got a notice last week that it is time for my annual mammogram, and I am wondering if it is necessary. I can find no research that suggests that immunosuppressants raise the risk of breast cancer, although we know that they do raise the risk of other certain cancers.
I resent being a victim of the medical industrial complex and do not wish to be screened for things for which I am at no greater risk than the general population, especially when it seems that someone else is making money of off it.
I am tempted to skip this year and have a test next year as per current guidelines.
Do any of you have any thoughts?
Thanks so much!