Early Detection

The Importance of Early Detection in the Treatment of Breast Cancer

Screening Guidelines

Breast Screening Guidelines
(as recommended by the American College of Radiology)

  • Mammography:
    • Yearly beginning at age 40
  • Clinical breast exam by a healthcare professional:
    • Every three years from 20 to 39 years of age.
    • Yearly beginning at age 40
  • Breast self-exam:
  • Beginning in their 20s, women should be aware of how their breasts normally feel and report changes to a health professional.
  • Breast MRI:
    • Women at high risk for breast cancer should get a breast MRI and a mammogram yearly.

Did you know?

  1. All women ages 40 and older are at risk for breast cancer;
  2. Breast Cancer will affect one woman in eight at some point in her lifetime;
  3. Breast cancer can be treated successfully if it is detected early enough;
  4. Mammography can detect breast cancer before a lump can be felt by a woman or her physician;
  5. Women need to follow screening guidelines for age and frequency for screening; and
  6. Mammography is a low-risk, quick, and painless procedure.