The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have revised recommendations for breast cancer screening of average-risk women:
- Women should discuss with their physician if they should start mammography at 50 years old, and screening every 2 years is reasonable for those age 55 or older.
- Women should be screened until age 75.
- Clinical breast exams should be offered to women aged 25-39 every 1-3 years and each year after age 40.
LifeTip: Openly discuss with your physician the potential risks and benefits of mammography.
Adapted from PositiveChoices.com