Current Screening Guidelines

Elizabeth Wende Breast Care (EWBC) continues to recommend that average risk women begin screening mammograms at age 40 and every year thereafter for as long as they are reasonably healthy. Women with a strong family history of breast cancer may benefit from earlier screening and should consult their physician about when to start mammography and if any additional imaging is needed such as high risk breast MRI.

Our SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY RECOMMENDATIONS:

AVERAGE Risk Women

  • Screening mammograms at age 40 
  • Every year thereafter as long as reasonably healthy
HIGH Risk Women
  • Women with a strong family history of breast cancer may benefit from starting screening earlier 
  • Consult  physician about when to start mammography & if any additional imaging is needed such as high risk breast MRI

ELDERLY Women: Should women over 75 be screened for breast cancer?

BREAST EXAM

  • Perform monthly breast exam 
  • Learn to identify possible changes in breasts 
  • Continue yearly check-ups & clinical breast exams by health care providers 

DENSE BREASTS
For more information, please visit DenseBreast-info.org

EWBC WHITE PAPER ON SCREENING GUIDELINES
SCREENING GUIDELINES FACT SHEET
ACR & SBI MAMMOGRAPHY GUIDELINES

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