The American Cancer Society general guidelines recommend that women have a baseline mammogram between the ages of thirty-five and thirty-nine and then one every one to two years between ages forty and forty-nine. After the age of fifty, women should have a mammogram annually.
Does taking estrogen with progestin really PROTECT ME AGAINST ENDOMETRIAL CANCER?
When estrogen and progestin are prescribed in concert, current scientific thinking is that your own monthly cycle is duplicated in a way that will protect you from endometrial cancer. The estrogen builds up the lining of the uterus and the progestin causes it to slough off, ridding your body of this build-up of endometrial tissue that lines the uterus. This is how the female hormones estrogen and progesterone produced by your ovaries work in your own body prior to menopause.