October 28, 2021
Breast Cancer Screening Awareness
As we close Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, we want to summarize and highlight the importance of breast cancer screening. Unfortunately, Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer amongst women around the world. Many of us have been affected or know someone affected by this disease.
Because of this, there are many organizations that work on early detection of this disease, and they have various recommendations for the age at which to start your Mammogram exams. Here at MNHC, we follow evidence-based guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
We recommend for women without prior breast abnormality or family history of cancer to start mammograms at age 50 and continue them every 1-2 years through age 74.
Please speak with your medical provider if you have a concern or have a family history concerning for breast abnormalities. Together, you will discuss when is the best time to start your Mammography exam.
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