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How often the nurse should instruct her to have a mammogram?
A client, age 43, has no family history of breast cancer or other risk factors for this disease.



A. Once, to establish a baseline
B. Once per year
C. Every 2 years
D. Twice per year

This question is part of basic physical care (part 1)

Asked by Aquiline, Last updated: Aug 02, 2020

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E. Stanley

E. Stanley, Technical writer, Indianapolis

Answered Oct 15, 2018

Women ages 40 to 44 should start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist advocate for the use of mammogram screening annually. A woman's risk factors will directly impact the timing, frequency, and type of breast cancer screening that should be used.

If you believe you do have risk factors, but no family history of the disease, you can arrange additional screenings with your doctor if he or she thinks it is necessary. Prevention is the ultimate armor. Ultimately, the deciding factor is up to the individual approach.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Once per year-rationale: yearly mammograms should begin at age 40 and continue for as long as the woman is in good health. if health risks exist, such as family history, genetic tendency, or past breast cancer, more frequent examinations may be necessary.client needs category: health promotion and maintenanceclient needs subcategory: nonecognitive level: knowledgereference: american cancer society. american cancer society guidelines for early detection of cancer, 2006. [online]. available: https://caonline.amcancersoc.org/cgi/content/full/56/1/11. [2007, january 8].
 

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