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Mammography Guidelines

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Our SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY RECOMMENDATIONS

We follow the 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 

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)

What  You Need to Know About New Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening

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This page is intended as an educational resource only. It is not a substitute for professional care.
Please see your physician if you have any concerns about your own health.