Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer Screening – Recommendations

Official recommendations for breast cancer screenings are as follows:

If you (as the patient) and your doctor decide a breast cancer screening is wise, you may set up an appointment for a mammogram, breast MRI, or a clinical breast exam.

Summary of ACOG’s Recommendations for Screening mammography for the average Woman:

  • Offered a screening starting at the age of 40 years.
  • Have her screening every one to two years.
  • Continue screening until at least 75 years old.

For more in-depth recommendations from ACOG, please visit their website here.

What to expect during a mammogram?

A screening mammogram uses X-ray technology to view the breasts for cancer.

If a problem is found on the x-ray or on the screening mammogram, a diagnostic mammogram and low ultrasound may be recommended. This allows more attention to the area of concern.

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