I haven't ever had a mammogram and hopefully, never will. I am over 50. There are other things to detect breast cancer before having a mammogram. Think about it, if you have a tumor in your breast, why would you subject it to smashing and radiation? A thermogram and an ultrasound can be done well before a mammogram. At 18, my daughter had some lumps in her breast and was sent to a surgeon. The surgeon did not send her for a mammogram, but determined that my daughter had fibrocystic breast by doing an ultrasound. Please read up on alternatives to mammogram.