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Mammography Screening Guidelines

Our SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY RECOMMENDATIONS

We follow the American College of Radiology/Society of Breast Imaging (ACR/SBI) screening recommendations

AVERAGE Risk Women

  • Screening mammograms starting at age 40
  • Every year thereafter as long as in reasonably good health

HIGH Risk Women

  • Women with a strong family history of breast cancer or genetic mutation may benefit from starting screening earlier than age 40
  • Consult physician about when to start mammography & if any additional imaging is needed such as high risk breast MRI

AGE 75 & Older Women

Self Breast Awareness

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

RESOURCES

Mammography Saves Lives (Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology website)

ACR, SBI: Some black women need earlier breast screening

New guidelines from ACR and SBI call for major changes to breast cancer screening process 

The American Society of Breast Surgeons position statement

Breast Cancer Screening in Women at Higher-Than-Average Risk: Recommendations From the ACR

EWBC White Paper on Screening Guidelines

Screening Guidelines Comparison Sheet  (densebreast-info.org)