Outsmart Breast Cancer
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Mammograms are a woman’s first line of defense against breast cancer. They detect nearly 9 in 10 cases of breast cancer in women who get screened. And early detection matters. The survival rate is 99%* for women whose cancer is found early.
*Source: American Cancer Society
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Mammograms are still the best way to catch breast cancer early.
- Improved early detection.
- Fewer false positives.
- Better detection in dense breasts.
When should you start getting mammograms?
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Most women get their first mammogram around 40 or 45, but you may want one earlier if you are at high risk for breast cancer. Your risk is higher if a close relative, such as your mother or sister, had breast cancer – or if several relatives on either parent’s side had breast cancer. Talk to your doctor about your risks, and ask if you would benefit from an earlier screening mammogram.
Mammogram guidelines vary, but all organizations agree that women should have the choice to start screening mammograms at age 40. After that, the American Cancer Society recommends women definitely get mammograms at 45. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends women begin screening mammograms at age 50. Studies of women in their 40s and 50s show that screening mammograms decrease deaths from breast cancer by 15 to 29 percent.
Women over 50 should get regular screening mammograms. Research shows that screening mammograms decrease deaths from breast cancer by 15 to 29 percent. The American Cancer Society recommends getting a mammogram every year until 55, and every two years after that. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the American College of Physicians recommend getting a mammogram every two years. Talk to your doctor about your personal risk, and how often you should get a mammogram.
Very little research has looked at the benefits of screening mammograms for women 75 or older, so there are no clear guidelines. However, the American Cancer Society recommends regular mammograms for women in good health who are expected to live 10 more years or longer.