The Harvard study looked at 7,300 women, 609 of whom died of breast cancer.
Seventy-one percent of those who died had not had a regular screening. Fifty
percent were under the age of 50. With lacking some of the
information that we are getting from the media and conflicting studies done, we
are all at a loss as to when to really start looking at getting a baseline
mammogram done. Also, insurance companies are going for the farthest time stamp
they possibly can. We need to face the reality that breast cancer is
being found in younger women than originally thought. The marker of the baseline
mammogram should happen at about 35 now, so there will be a complete history of
the changes of the breast tissue.